Margaret Dick

16 January 1780–about 1850 (Age 70)
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Dick was born on 16 January 1780, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Dick. She married George Robertson on 17 January 1797, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died about 1850, in Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 70, and was buried in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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George Robertson
1780–
Margaret Dick
1780–1850
Marriage: 17 January 1797
George Robertson
1799–
James Robertson
1801–

Spouse and Children

    George Robertson

    Male1780–Male

    Female1780–1850Female

MARRIAGE
17 January 1797
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(2)

    George Robertson

    Male1799–Male

    James Robertson

    Male1801–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 22

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 35

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 37

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a short form of Richard . Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to northern Ireland.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German dic(ke) ‘thick’, ‘strong’, ‘stout’, or in the case of the Jewish name from modern German dick ‘fat’ or Yiddish dik.3 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or patch of thick undergrowth, from Middle High German dicke, a special use of dic(ke) ‘thick’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Dick, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Dick, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Margaret Dick, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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