Janet Clark

7 October 1871–
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Clark was born on 7 October 1871, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Walter Clark, was 35 and her mother, Mary Mcdonald, was 27. She had at least 9 sons and 4 daughters with John Anderson. She lived in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Muiravonside House, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901.

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John Anderson
Janet Clark
Mary Anderson
James Anderson
James Anderson
Janet Anderson
John Anderson
Mary Anderson
William Anderson
Peter Anderson
Walter Anderson
Walter Anderson
John Anderson
Janet Anderson
James Anderson

Spouse and Children



    Mary Anderson


    Peter Anderson


    Walter Anderson


    Walter Anderson


    John Anderson


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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 3

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.

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 31

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Anderson in household of John Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Janet Anderson in household of John Anderson, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Jessie Clarke in household of Walter Clarke, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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