Janet Fraser

Urquhart, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

Janet Fraser was born in 1821, in Urquhart, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married John McPhee on 4 December 1854, in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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John McPhee
Janet Fraser
Marriage: 4 December 1854
Annie McPhee
Alex McPhee

Spouse and Children

    John McPhee



4 December 1854
Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Annie McPhee


    Alex McPhee


World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 1

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 33

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. The earliest recorded forms of this family name, dating from the mid-12th century, are de Fresel, de Friselle, and de Freseliere. These appear to be Norman, but there is no place in France with a name answering to them. It is possible, therefore, that they represent a Gaelic name corrupted beyond recognition by an Anglo-Norman scribe. The modern Gaelic form is Friseal, sometimes Anglicized as Frizzell . The surname Fraser is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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  • 1861 Scotland Census Inverness, Inverness John Mcphee and Janet
  • Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910 of John Mcphee & Janet Fraser

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