Agnes Janet King

28 July 1754–
Scoonie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes Janet

Agnes Janet King was born on 28 July 1754, in Scoonie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of Alexander King and Isabel Lawson. She married William Penman about 1777, in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland.

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Family Time Line

William Penman
1754–
Agnes Janet King
1754–
Marriage: about 1777

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1777
Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander King

    MaleMale

    Isabel Lawson

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(3)

    Margaret King

    Female1752–Female

    Female1754–Female

    Isabel King

    Female1756–Female

World Events (6)

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

Age 48

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 57

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 61

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 and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Agnes King in entry for Helen Penman, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Agnes King, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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