Janet Crabb

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Crabb was born on 5 December 1810, in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Crabb, was 33 and her mother, Jane Winter, was 26. She married James Proctor on 4 May 1832, in Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 1 September 1897, in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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James Proctor
Janet Crabb
Marriage: 4 May 1832
James Proctor
Charles Proctor
Jane Winter Proctor
John Smith Proctor
Margaret Wallace Proctor
William T. Proctor
George Kidd Proctor
Isabella Kidd Proctor
Charlotte Proctor
Mary Cairncross Proctor
Mary Elizabeth Proctor

Sources (15)

  • Jean Procter, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • I. Crabb, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Death Record: Scotland

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

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.


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

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English crabbe, Old English crabba ‘crab’ (the crustacean), a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait, or, as in German and East Frisian, for an awkward or fractious person. Later, by association with the tart crab apple (Middle English crab(be)), it was used to denote a sour-tempered person.

Americanized form of German, Dutch, and Danish Krabbe .

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

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