Jeaney Harvey

about 1786–30 June 1845 (Age 59)
Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jeaney

When Jeaney Harvey was born about 1786, in Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Harvie, was 53 and her mother, Janet Elliott, was 43. 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 59, 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
Janet Leithead
Robert Leithead
Jane Leithead
James Leithead
Thomas Leithead
John Leithead

Spouse and Children

9 July 1803
Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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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

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a 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.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): 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 …

Sources (3)

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

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