Isoble Harkness

1714–27 May 1782 (Age 68)
Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isoble

When Isoble Harkness was born in 1714, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Lewis Harkness, was 25 and her mother, Isobel Currie, was 26. She married James Hewetson in 1736, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 27 May 1782, in her hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Hewetson
1706–1778
Isoble Harkness
1714–1782
Marriage: 1736
Margaret Hewetson
1737–1778
George Hewetson
1740–1833
Grizel Hewetson
1742–
William Hewetson
1744–1822
Janet Hewetson
1747–1827
James Hewetson
1749–1825
John Hewetson
1751–1825
Isabella Hewetson
1757–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1736
Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’. The surname is also established in northern Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century by settlers from Dumfriesshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Isoble Harkness in entry for Isoble Hewetson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isoble Harkness in entry for Margaret Hewetson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Isoble Harkness in entry for Margaret Hewetson, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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