Janet Torrance

Femaleabout 1820–29 June 1897

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Torrance was born about 1820, in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Torrance, was 46 and her mother, Janet Brown, was 37. She married John Brooks on 21 May 1836, in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 29 June 1897, in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

John Brooks
Janet Torrance
about 1820–1897
Marriage: 21 May 1836
John Torrance Brooks
about 1837–1914
Thomas Brooks
about 1839–1916
William Torrance Brooks
about 1840–
James Brooks
Margaret Brooks
about 1847–1911
Walter Brooks
about 1851–1910
Mary Ann Brooks

Sources (6)

  • Janet Torrance in entry for Mary Ann Brooks, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • 1871 Census Scotland shown John Brooks and family
  • Scotland, Death Record for Janet Brooks (abt 1819 - 1897)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1836Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    about 1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

    Age NaN

    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.


    Age 3

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


    Age 23

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Glasgow and Midlothian) and Irish (Derry): variant of Torrence .

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

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