Janet Hill

21 February 1809–26 July 1890 (Age 81)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Hill was born on 21 February 1809, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew Hill, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Burt, was 31. She married William Philp on 13 March 1830, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 26 July 1890, in Beath, Fife, Scotland, at the age of 81.

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William Philp
Janet Hill
Marriage: 13 March 1830
James Philp
Andrew Philp
William Philp
Margaret Philip
John Philp

Spouse and Children

    William Philp



13 March 1830
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


    James Philp


    Andrew Philp


    William Philp


    Margaret Philip


    John Philp


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Hill





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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 2

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 6

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 23

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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  • Janet Hill, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Janet Hill, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Janet Hill, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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