Janet Murdoch

Female15 June 1746–

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Murdoch was born on 15 June 1746, in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, John Murdoch, was 32 and her mother, Mrs John Murdock, was 27. She married George Roxburgh on 6 August 1773, in Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

Photos and Memories (3)

Do you know Janet? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George Roxburgh
Janet Murdoch
Marriage: 6 August 1773
John Roxburgh
Andrew Roxburgh
Margaret Roxburgh
Janet Roxburgh
George Roxburgh
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Jean Roxburgh

Sources (10)

  • Janet Murdoch, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Murdoch, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Janet Murdoch in entry for John Roxburgh, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 August 1773Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (5)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 56

    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.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 65

    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 69

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal names Muireadhach ‘mariner’, Murchadh ‘sea-warrior’, and Muircheartach ‘sea-ruler’, the first element in each being muir ‘sea’. The personal name was introduced into Yorkshire and Normandy by Norsemen from Ireland as early as the 10th century. The surname in post-Conquest medieval England usually belongs to Norman families.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.