Janet Baxter

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

The Life Summary 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 on 15 October 1783, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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John Nicol
Janet Baxter
Marriage: 15 October 1783
Charles Nicol
Elizabeth Nicol
David Nichol

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1783Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    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.
    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

    English: occupational name from Middle English baxter ‘baker’ (from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, earlier ‘female baker’, the feminine equivalent of bæcere). Compare Baker .

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

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    Sources (4)

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

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