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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John Robertson
Helen Adie
Eliza Robertson
Charles Robertson
Andrew Robertson
Janet Robertson
Helen Robertson
John Alexander Robertson
Mathew Robertson
Mary Jane Robertson
Isabella Robertson

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"

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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.


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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