Janet Anderson

7 January 1694–
Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Anderson was born on 7 January 1694, in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, George Anderson, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Maxwell, was 26. She married William Boyd on 21 July 1715, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Boyd
1692–
Janet Anderson
1694–
Marriage: 21 July 1715
Margaret Boyd
1716–
Janet Boyd
1718–
Jane Boyd
1720–
Agnes Boyd
1724–

Spouse and Children

    William Boyd

    Male1692–Male

    Female1694–Female

MARRIAGE
21 July 1715
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    Margaret Boyd

    Female1716–Female

    Janet Boyd

    Female1718–Female

    Jane Boyd

    Female1720–Female

    Agnes Boyd

    Female1724–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (2)

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

Age 108

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 117

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Andrew's son

Sources (3)

  • Janet Anderson in entry for Jane Boyd, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Anderson in entry for Janet Boyd, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Anderson in entry for Margaret Boyd, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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