Jane Harley

1823–1864 (Age 41)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

When Jane Harley was born in 1823, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Harley, was 42 and her mother, Christina Cummings, was 42. She married John Mckerracher on 3 March 1837, in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died in 1864, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 41.

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John Mckerracher
Jane Harley
Marriage: 3 March 1837
Christina Mckerracher
Margaret McKerracher
Elizabeth McKerracher
Jane McKerracher
John Mckerracher

Spouse and Children

3 March 1837
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland


    Christina Mckerracher


    Margaret McKerracher


    Elizabeth McKerracher



    John Mckerracher


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Harley


    Christina Cummings




    Margaret Harley



    Elizabeth Harley


World Events (7)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 9

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 15

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

1 English (now mainly in Scotland; also West Midlands and Welsh border): habitational name from places in Shropshire and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’ or hara ‘hare’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. In some cases the name may be topographic.2 Irish: when not of English origin, this is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarghaile ‘descendant of Earghal’, a variant of the personal name Fearghal without the initial F- ( see Farrell ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jane in entry for Christina Ferguson, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Jane in entry for Christina Fergusen, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Jane in entry for John Mckerracher and Elizabeth B. Reid, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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