Janet McAlpine

25 August 1717–
Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet McAlpine was christened on 25 August 1717, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William McAlpine, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Wood, was 25. She married Duncan McArthur on 22 January 1741, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons.

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Family Time Line

Duncan McArthur
1716–
Janet McAlpine
1717–
Marriage: 22 January 1741
John McArthur
1741–
William McArthur
1743–1752
Robert McArthur
1746–
William McArthur
1752–
Arthur McArthur
1755–
Duncan McArthur
1758–1844
James McArthur
1760–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 January 1741
Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1689–1726Male

    Margaret Wood

    Female1692–1726Female

siblings

(6)

    Robert McAlpine

    Male1715–Male

    Female1717–Female

    William McAlpine

    Male1721–1763Male

    Duncan McAlpine

    Male1721–1811Male

    Male1726–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ailpein (Scottish), Mac Ailpín (Irish) ‘son of Ailpean’, a personal name of uncertain etymology, possibly derived from alp ‘lump’. The personal name was borne by Pictish kings, one of whom, Kenneth, son of Ailpín, Ailpean, became the ruler of the united Picts and Scots and is regarded as the founder of the somewhat disparate clan of this name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Mcalpine, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Janet Mcalpine in entry for John Mcarthur, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Mccalpine, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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