Janet Wightman

13 November 1843–1901 (Age 57)
Wandell and Lamington, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Wightman was born on 13 November 1843, in Wandell and Lamington, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Wightman, was 22 and her mother, Mary Steedman, was 19. She married John Allen Senter in 1874, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1901, in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 58.

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John Allen Senter
Janet Wightman
Marriage: 1874
John William James Senter
Janet Senter

Spouse and Children

    John Allen Senter



Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Gold found in Port Phillip.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 4

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Age 24

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English:1. from an unattested Old English personal name Wihtmann meaning ‘elf man’. 2. variant of Wight , with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.

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

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  • Janet Wightman, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Wightman, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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