Janet Archibald

23 December 1858–6 December 1931 (Age 73)
Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Archibald was born on 23 December 1858, in Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Archibald, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Auld, was 33. She married William Muir on 19 October 1881, in Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Croydon St John the Baptist, Surrey, England in 1901. She died on 6 December 1931, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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William Muir
Janet Archibald
Marriage: 19 October 1881
Elizabeth A Muir
Janet Borrowman Muir
Robert Muir
Margaret Muir
Christina A Muir
Daniel Muir
Thomas Archibald Muir
William Muir

Spouse and Children

19 October 1881
Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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    Elizabeth Auld




World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 10

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.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 16

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 20

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

Bold in work or activity. Gilleasbuig is the Gaelic form of Archibald.

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Archibald in entry for Samuel Anderson and Janet Barrowman Muir, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • Janet Muir in household of William Muir, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Janet Archibald, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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