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
Janet Anderson
Marriage: 21 July 1715
Margaret Boyd
Janet Boyd
Jane Boyd
Agnes Boyd

Spouse and Children

    William Boyd



21 July 1715
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Margaret Boyd


    Janet Boyd


    Jane Boyd


    Agnes Boyd


Parents and Siblings



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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