Margaret Ferrier

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Ferrier was born on 13 November 1788, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, her father, Alexander Ferrier, was 65 and her mother, Janet Black, was 31. She lived in Neilston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1788.

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Alexander Ferrier
Janet Black
James Ferrier
Anne Ferrier
Margaret Ferrier
Alexander Ferrier
Janet Ferrier
Margaret Ferrier

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Ferrier, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Ferrier, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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 and English: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, from Old French ferrier ‘blacksmith, ironworker’ (medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’). Compare Farrier , Farrar .

Scottish and English: occupational name for a ferryman, from Middle English ferier(e) ‘ferryman’. Black reports that lands called Ferrylands in Dumbarton, by a ferry across the Clyde, belonged to Robert Ferrier in 1512.

French: occupational name from Old French ferrier ‘blacksmith, farrier’ (see 1 above).

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

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