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
Mary Bruce
Marriage: 5 June 1823
Cecilia Laing Whytock
John Whytock
Euphemia Bell Whytock
James Whytock
Ann Colvin Whytock
Elizabeth Whytock
Alexander Whytock
Isabella Whytock
Edward Whytock

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.


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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