Isabel Berwick

1818–1900 (Age 82)
Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabel

When Isabel Berwick was born on 20 February 1818, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew Berwick, was 53 and her mother, Katharine Millar, was 56. She married William Orford in 1838. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She died on 5 May 1900, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isabel Berwick
William Orford
Marriage: 1838
Agnes Orford
Elizabeth Orford
Isabella Orford
Mary Orford
Jannette Orford
Louisa Emily Orford

Spouse & Children

  • Female1818–1900Female

  • William Orford




  • Agnes Orford


  • Elizabeth Orford


  • Isabella Orford


  • Mary Orford


  • Jannette Orford


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1765–1832Male

  • Katharine Millar




  • James Berwick


  • Lilly Berwick


  • Female1818–1900Female

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

Age 2

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.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 25

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Berwick-on-Tweed, on the Northumbrian coast at the mouth of the Tweed river, a border town that regularly changed hands between the Scots and the English.2 English: variant of Barwick .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Issabella Orford in household of William Orford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isabel Berwick Orford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Isabella Jane in entry for Isabella Eliza Orford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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