Janet Sheddan

Female18 February 1705–

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Sheddan was born on 18 February 1705, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Sheddan, was 26 and her mother, Bessie Logan, was 25. She married Thomas Fulton. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Thomas Fulton
Janet Sheddan
Janet Fulton

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  • Janet Shedden in entry for Janet Fulton, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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    World Events (2)

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

    Age 97

    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.


    Age 110

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from, or associated with, Sheddens in Cathcart (Renfrewshire), though this developed into an inhabited place only in the mid 19th century. The name may therefore be from an otherwise unrecorded plural with -en of Scots s(c)hed ‘unitary portion of (mainly arable) land; piece of land; large field’, which generally appears with a plural in -is, and is frequent in minor placenames.

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

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