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Margaret Wallace

Female Abt 1664 - 1738  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Margaret Wallace 
    Born Abt 1664  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1738  White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20501  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BJS, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2020 

    Father Michael Wallace,   d. Ramelton, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Barbara Cunningham,   b. Abt 1634,   d. Aft 22 Feb 1694  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Family ID F15428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Thomas Craighead,   b. Abt 1670, Donoughmore, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1739, Newville, Cumberland, Pennsyvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Craighead,   b. 1702, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1735, White Clay Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jan Wolfe, post to soc.genealogy.medieval, 4 Oct 2019:

      Ed Craighead obtained digital images of the court documents in the dispute between Thomas Craighead and Margaret Cunningham (see 1693/94 item in the "Chronicle" for Thomas Craighead and Margaret Wallace on my website, http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bobwolfe/gen/mn/m11456x11467.htm). When Ed requested the documents from the National Archives of Scotland, they were found to be in need of restoration and preservation and that work was completed before the images were provided to Ed.

      The information on my website about the parents of Margaret Wallace is from the documents in the Craighead-Cunningham dispute. With these documents, Ed Craighead has positively identified Margaret's father as Michael Wallace of Ramelton/Rathmelton in co. Donegal, Ireland, and her mother as Michael's relict Barbara Cunningham who was age sixty on 22 February 1694 when she made a deposition in the case. Further, the documents indicate that Barbara was the sister of Margaret Cunningham who was the relict of Alexander Lockhart, writer in Edinburgh, one of the under clerks of sessions. The contract of marriage in which Margaret Cunningham had agreed to pay Thomas Craighead double what she gave to any other nephew or niece was signed on June 20, 1688, and registered in 1691. John Wallace, apothecary and burgess in Edinburgh and brother of Margaret Wallace, had received 3000 Merks from Margaret Cunningham, but there was a dispute about whether that payment was a gift to him as her nephew or for another matter. At the time of the court proceedings which started in December 1693, Master Thomas Craighead was an Alchemist in Edinburgh. One of the witnesses in the case was a John Cunningham younger writer to ye majesty's signet.

      "ravinmaven", post to soc.genealogy.medieval, 7 Oct 2019:

      The two documents that make us think John Cunningham and Janet Lockhart [of Dalkeith / Dankeith] are the parents of Margaret and Barbara:

      Repository: National Records of Scotland
      Reference: GD3/1/9/20/8
      Title: Disposition and assignation by Alexander Lockhart in favour of Margaret Cunninghame
      Dates: 17 Apr 1672
      Access status: Open
      Location: Off site
      Description: Disposition and assignation by Alexander Lockhart in favour of Margaret Cunninghame, his spouse, (lawful daughter to unquhile John Cunninghame, procreat between him and unquhile Janet Lockhart) and the heirs to be procreat between them which failing Margaret, her own nearest and lawful heirs and assignees whomsoever of the foresaid lands reserving his own liferent
      Dated at Wrightshouses near the burgh of Edinburgh
      Level: Item
      Previous numbers: GD3/1/3321

      + + + + + + + +

      Repository: National Records of Scotland
      Reference: GD149/149
      Title: Charter de me by John Conyngham, younger of Dankeithe, and Janet Lockhart, his spouse, to Sir William Conynghame of Caprintoune and Isobel Hamilton, his spouse, of the half merk land of Hoilhous in parish of Symontoune and bailiary of Kylstewart
      Dates: 8 Jan 1634
      Access status: Open
      Location: Off site
      Level: File

  • Sources 
    1. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    2. [S2650] The Craighead Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Rev. Thomas and Margaret Craighead, 1658-1876 by James Geddes Craighead. Philadelphia, 1876.