Bronwen Garside

Female18 May 1962–1 March 1999

Brief Life History of Bronwen

Bronwen Garside was born on 18 May 1962, in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Henry Garside. She died on 1 March 1999, at the age of 36.

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John Henry Garside
Thomas William Garside
Bronwen Garside

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    World Events (3)

    1968 · The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland permits the ordination of women as ministers.

    Age 6

    Reverend Catherine McConnachie became the first female ordained as a minister in the Church of Scotland after Mary Levison petitioned the General Assembly for ordination in 1963. It wasn’t long until the local Presbyterian Church’s elders came together with the General Assembly and changed its legislation to allow the ordination of women as elders in 1966 and as ministers in 1968. Today there are many women serving the Church of Scotland as ministers, elders, and deaconess.


    Age 11

    The UK joins the European Economic Community.


    Age 17

    The Conservative politician Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister. She begins to introduce free-market policies.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from Gartside or Garside in Oldham, Lancashire, apparently so named from northern Middle English garth ‘enclosure’ (Old Norse garthr) + side ‘hill slope’ (Old English sīde).

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

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