Jane Forsyth

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Forsyth was born on 12 December 1818, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Forsythe, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Marshall, was 23. She married Alexander Stewart on 21 July 1839, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Alexander Stewart
Jane Forsyth
Marriage: 21 July 1839
Margaret Stewart
Lockhart Stewart
William Forsyth Stewart
Jean Weir Stewart
Alexander Stewart
Margaret Stewart

Sources (12)

  • Jane Forsyth, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jean Forsyth, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Jane Forsyth in entry for William Forsyth Stewart, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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.

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Forsythe .

History: The statesman John Forsyth (1780–1841) was born at Fredericksburg, VA, a descendant of James Forsyth, who came to VA from Scotland in 1680. John was in public service for 30 years as representative, US senator, governor of Georgia, minister to Spain, and secretary of state.

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

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