Mary Bruce

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Bruce was born on 14 October 1801, in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Bruce, was 35 and her mother, Euphemia Bell, was 35. She married John Whytock on 5 June 1823, in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 9 November 1872, in Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Whytock
1798–1862
Mary Bruce
1801–1872
Marriage: 5 June 1823
Cecilia Laing Whytock
1824–1904
John Whytock
1825–
Euphemia Bell Whytock
1827–
James Whytock
1829–1917
Ann Colvin Whytock
1830–
Elizabeth Whytock
1833–
Alexander Whytock
1835–
Isabella Whytock
1837–
Edward Whytock
1839–1912

Sources (18)

  • Mary Whytock, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Mary Bruce, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Bruce, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy, probably from Brix (La Manche).

Altered form of French Brousse .

History: The son of the Domesday baron, a friend of David I of Scotland, was granted by him the Lordship of Annandale in 1124, and his second son Robert became the founder of the Scottish house of Bruce. — This surname (see 2 above) is listed along with its original form Brousse in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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