Janet Martin

1 May 1804–6 August 1885 (Age 81)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Martin was born on 1 May 1804, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Martin, was 40 and her mother, Agnes Hunter, was 36. 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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    William Parker



31 January 1837
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 7

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.

Age 11

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

Age 26

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, 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 saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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