Margaret Jean McGill

Female24 February 1925–20 August 2012

Brief Life History of Margaret Jean

When Margaret Jean McGill was born on 24 February 1925, in Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa, her father, James Ronald McGill, was 46 and her mother, Gladys Kate Wiggill, was 31. She married James Binnie Denholm Gray on 14 January 1963, in London, England, United Kingdom. She died on 20 August 2012, in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, at the age of 87, and was buried in Clanwilliam, Cape Province, South Africa.

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James Binnie Denholm Gray
Margaret Jean McGill
Marriage: 14 January 1963

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  • Margaret Jean McGill, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"

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  • Marriage
    14 January 1963London, England, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.


    Age 11

    Black voting rights revoked in Cape. Black land ownership expanded, but still restricted to 13 percent of land.


    Age 24

    Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill ‘son of the stranger (or lowlander)’ (see Gall 1).

    Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac (an) G(h)iolla (Irish) or Mac (an) G(h)ille (Scottish) ‘son of the lad’ (i.e. ‘servant’), or a short form of a personal name formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint, in the sense ‘devotee’.

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

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