Janet Williams

about 1854–about 1884 (Age 30)
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Williams was born about 1854, in Kirk of Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Archibald Frew Williams, was 34 and her mother, Janet Beverage, was 34. She married Ebenezer Walker on 24 October 1873, in Calderhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died about 1884, in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Walker
Janet Williams
Marriage: 24 October 1873
Janet Beveridge Finlay Walker
John Walker
Christina Fotheringham Walker
Elizabeth Williams Walker

Spouse and Children

24 October 1873
Calderhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Archibald Frew Williams


    Janet Beverage




    Elizabeth Williams


    Ann Williams


    William James Williams


    James Williams


    Archibald Williams


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World Events (6)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 0

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.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 3

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 14

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Williams in household of Archibald Williams, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Janet Williams in entry for Elisabeth Williams Walker, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • 1881 Scotland Census

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