Janet Martin

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Martin was born on 1 May 1804, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Martin, was 41 and her mother, Agnes Hunter, was 37. She married William Parker on 31 January 1837, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 6 August 1885, in her hometown, at the age of 81.

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William Parker
Janet Martin
Marriage: 31 January 1837

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  • Janet Martin, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Martin, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Janet Martin - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 6 August 1885; Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

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1811 · The Tron Riot

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


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


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

English: variant of Marton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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