Margaret Williamson

1731–8 January 1811
Gainford, Durham, England

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Williamson was born in 1731, in Gainford, Durham, England, her father, James Williamson, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Walton, was 36. She married Edmund Raine on 22 May 1756, in Gainford, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She was buried in Forcett, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Edmund Raine
Margaret Williamson
Marriage: 22 May 1756
James Raine
Thomas Raine
Elizabeth Raine
Margaret Raine
William Raine

Spouse and Children

22 May 1756
Gainford, Durham, England, United Kingdom



    Thomas Raine


    Elizabeth Raine


    Margaret Raine


    William Raine


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World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 21

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 23

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 44

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Widow, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Margaret in entry for Elizabeth Baine, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret in entry for Elizabeth Raine, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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