Janet Forbes

1703–
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

Janet Forbes was born in 1703, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married John Stephen in 1724, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Family Time Line

John Stephen
1702–1751
Janet Forbes
1703–
Marriage: 1724
George Stephen
1725–
George Stephan
1739–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1724
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

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World Events (2)

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

Age 99

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.
1815

Age 112

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Aberdeen, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field’, ‘district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The place name is pronounced in two syllables, with the stress on the second, and the surname until recently reflected this. Today, however, it is generally a monosyllable.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh ’, a personal name composed of Celtic elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’. A family of this name in Connacht was famous for its traditional historians, compilers of the Book of Lecan.

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

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