Elizabeth Muir

about May 1850–29 April 1920 (Age 70)
Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Muir was born about May 1850, in Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Muir, was 21 and her mother, Mary Mc Pherson, was 20. She married William Pate on 12 June 1874, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died on 29 April 1920, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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William Pate
Elizabeth Muir
Marriage: 12 June 1874
Mary Pate
Ellen Pate
Helen Pate
Elizabeth Pate
Grace Pate
John Pate
William Pate
Agnes Pate
James Pate

Spouse and Children

12 June 1874
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Mary Pate



    Elizabeth Pate



    John Pate


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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 4

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 7

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 24

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from a Scots form of Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Pate in household of William Pate, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Elizabeth Muir in household of William Pate, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Elizabeth Pate in household of William Pate, "Scotland Census, 1901"

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