Janet Holmes

8 January 1776–
Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Holmes was born on 8 January 1776, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Holmes, was 28 and her mother, Janet Brown, was 24.

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Family Time Line

William Holmes
1748–
Janet Brown
1752–
Janet Holmes
1776–
Martha Holmes
1783–
William Holmes
1777–1847
Margaret Holmes
1780–

Parents and Siblings

    William Holmes

    Male1748–Male

    Janet Brown

    Female1752–Female

siblings

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World Events (7)

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

Age 26

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

Age 35

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

Age 39

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

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme .2 Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.3 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais ( see McComb ). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Janet Holms, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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