Margaret Cork

Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Cork was born on 23 January 1833 as the daughter of Alexander Cork and Chirsty Blythe. She married James Blyth Adams on 31 December 1853, in Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland in 1833.

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Margaret Cork
James Blyth Adams
Marriage: 31 December 1853
Jack Adams
Christina Adams
Alexander Adams
George Adams
Christina Adams
Wilson Blyth Adams
Wilson Blyth Adams
Jane Cork Adams
Agnes Adams

Spouse & Children

31 December 1853
Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Alexander Cork


  • Chirsty Blythe




World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 5

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 35

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a supplier of red or purple dye or for a dyer of cloth, Middle English cork (of Celtic origin; compare Corkery ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Cork, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Cork, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Margaret Cock in entry for Alexander Adams, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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