Jeaney Harvey

Femaleabout 1786–30 June 1845

Brief Life History of Jeaney

When Jeaney Harvey was born about 1786, in Roxburghshire, Scotland, her father, Thomas Harvie, was 54 and her mother, Janet Elliott, was 44. She married John Leithead on 9 July 1803, in Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 30 June 1845, in Langshaw, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 60, and was buried in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Leithead
Jeaney Harvey
Marriage: 9 July 1803
William Leathead
Jessie Leithead
Robert Leithead
Jane Leithead
James Leithead
Thomas Leithead
John Leithead

Sources (21)

  • Jane Harvey in entry for William Leathead, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jane Leithead in household of John Leithead, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Jean Hervie, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1803Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (6)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 16

    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.


    Age 29

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

    Age 31

    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French and Middle English personal name Hervei, also found as Herveu, Hervé, and Hervi. The name Herveu or Herv(e)i was borne by a number of Bretons at the Norman Conquest and, as such, represents a French form of the Old Breton name Hoiearnviu or Hærviu (see Herve ). Among Normans Herve(i) or Herv(e)i was also a French form of ancient Germanic Hariwic, Herewic (from hari ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’), with intervocalic /w/ becoming /v/ in Old French. The Breton and ancient Germanic names were commonly Latinized as Herve(i)us and Hervic(i)us respectively but, since their most common vernacular forms in Old French were indistinguishable, the Latin forms were also sometimes interchangeable, especially Herveus.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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    Story Highlight

    James Leithead 1816 - 1907

    Autobiography of James LEITHEAD James Leithead, third son of John and Jeaney Harvey Leithead. Born June 14th, 1816, Town of Musselburgh, Scotland. When 6 years old, I was sent to school at Bowdon, whi …

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