Margaret Graham

Brief Life History of Margaret

Margaret Graham was born in 1792, in Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of George Graham and Jean Brown. She married Mathew Dunlop on 7 December 1815. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 31 May 1854, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Mathew Dunlop
Margaret Graham
Marriage: 7 December 1815
Jean Dunlop
Mary Dunlop
John Dunlop
Margaret Dunlop
George Dunlop
Matthew Dunlop
Martha Dunlop
Alexander Dunlop
William Dunlop
Matthew Dunlop

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  • Margaret Graham in entry for George Dunlop, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


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Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham .

Irish (especially Ulster): in Ireland Graham is generally the Scottish name, but it has additionally been adopted as an Anglicized form of both Ó Creacháin (see Crehan ) and Ó Gormghaile (see Gormley ).

History: The surname Graham was taken to Scotland at the beginning of the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham, holder of the manor of Grantham in Lincolnshire, from whom many if not all modern bearers are probably descended. The chief of Clan Graham is the Duke of Montrose.

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