Mary Jane Robertson

Female29 September 1866–

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Robertson was born on 29 September 1866, in Torryburn, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Robertson, was 40 and her mother, Helen Adie, was 39. She lived in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

John Robertson
1826–1903
Helen Adie
1827–1896
Eliza Robertson
1850–1934
Charles Robertson
1852–
Andrew Robertson
1854–1916
Janet Robertson
1856–
Helen Robertson
1859–
John Alexander Robertson
1861–
Mathew Robertson
1864–
Mary Jane Robertson
1866–
Isabella Robertson
1869–

Sources (3)

  • Mary Robertson in household of John Robertson, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Mary Jane Robertson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Jane Robertson in household of John Robertson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

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

Age 2

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.

1884

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 36

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

Scottish and English: patronymic from the Middle English, Norman French, and Older Scots personal name Robert + -son. This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce (1274–1329).

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Robertsson: patronymic from the personal name Robert .

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Robertsen, a cognate of 1 above.

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

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