Jane Jean Drew

1792–April 1873 (Age 81)
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life of Jane Jean

Jane Jean Drew was born in 1792, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland as the daughter of John Drew and Margaret. She married William Murdock Gemmil on 6 August 1809, in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in April 1873, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Murdock Gemmil
Jane Jean Drew
Marriage: 6 August 1809
John Gemmel
Jessie Gemmell
Barbara Gemmell
Peter Gemmel
William Murdock Gemmell
Archibald Gemmel
Jana ( Jean) Gemmel
Mary Gemmel
Janet Gemmel
Agnes Gemmell
Margaret Drew Gemmel
David Shanks Gemmel

Spouse and Children

6 August 1809
Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

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

Age 10

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 19

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.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

French: Some people derive this name from the ancient name Drogo. Sometimes it is from the Old French "dru," "drud," or "drue," which could mean various things, such as "fort," "robuste," "amant," "galant," or faithful friend or companion. At other times, it is an abbreviation of Andrew.

Sources (3)

  • Janet Gemmil in household of William Gemmil, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Jane Drew Gemmill in household of William Gemmill, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Jean Drew in entry for Agnes Gemmell, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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