Janet Baxter

20 December 1761–
Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Baxter was born on 20 December 1761, in Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Baxter, was 46 and her mother, Helen Kirk, was 41. She married John Nicol about 1782, in Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Nicol
1762–
Janet Baxter
1761–
Marriage: about 1782
Charles Nicol
1783–
Elizabeth Nicol
1788–1843
David Nichol
1793–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1782
Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (6)

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

Age 41

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.
1815

Age 54

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 61

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, variant (originally a feminine form) of bæcere ( see Baker ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Baxter, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Janet Baxter in entry for Charles Nicol, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Baxter in entry for Betty Nicol, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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