Janet Pope

2 August 1719–
Torryburn, Fife, Scotland

The Life of Janet

When Janet Pope was born on 2 August 1719, in Torryburn, Fife, Scotland, her father, John Pope, was 32 and her mother, Isabel Paterson, was 29. She married Thomas Broun on 16 October 1742, in Torryburn, Fife, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Broun
1716–1790
Janet Pope
1719–
Marriage: 16 October 1742
Margaret Brown
1743–
Bessie Brown
1746–
Isabel Brown
1748–
Robert Brown
1750–
Jennet Brown
1752–
Bessie Brown
1754–
Thomas Brown
1757–
Elizabeth Brown
1762–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 October 1742
Torryburn, Fife, Scotland
children

(8)

    Female1743–Female

    Female1746–Female

    Isabel Brown

    Female1748–Female

    Robert Brown

    Male1750–Male

    Jennet Brown

    Female1752–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Margaret Pope

    Female1708–Female

    Isabel Pope

    Female1710–Female

    John Poap

    Male1712–Male

    Margaret Pope

    Female1713–Female

    Male1714–Male

+4 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English pope (derived via Old English from Late Latin papa ‘bishop’, ‘pope’, from Greek pappas ‘father’, in origin a nursery word.) In the early Christian Church, the Latin term was at first used as a title of respect for male clergy of every rank, but in the Western Church it gradually came to be restricted to bishops, and then only to the bishop of Rome; in the Eastern Church it continued to be used of all priests ( see Popov , Papas ). The nickname would have been used for a vain or pompous man, or for someone who had played the part of the pope in a pageant or play. The surname is also present in Ireland and Scotland.2 North German: variant of Poppe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennet Pope in entry for Bessie Brown, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jennet Pope in entry for Elizabeth Brown, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jennet Pope in entry for Thomas Brown, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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