Janet Boag

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Boag was born on 24 January 1817, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Boag, was 28 and her mother, Janet Borland, was 39. She married Thomas Sim in January 1836. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1817. She died on 26 March 1876, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 59.

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Thomas Sim
Janet Boag
Marriage: January 1836
John Sim
Euphemia Sim
Robert Sim
Margret Sim
Thomas Sim
Janet Sim
Agnes Sim

Sources (8)

  • Janet Simm in household of Thomas Simm, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Jane Boag, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Boag, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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World Events (8)

1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

Irish (Antrim): from Ó Buadhaigh, see Bogue .

Scottish: variant of Boak .

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

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