Jane Gardiner

11 March 1844–
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

When Jane Gardiner was born on 11 March 1844, her father, William Gardiner, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Fotheringham, was 21. She lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

William Gardiner
1820–
Margaret Fotheringham
1822–
Jane Gardiner
1844–
John Gardiner
1845–
Andrew Fotheringham Gardiner
1848–

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World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 3

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.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 10

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.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 34

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gardener .

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

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  • Jane Gardner in household of William Gardner, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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