Jane Stewart Sorley

1882–9 April 1953 (Age 71)
Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane Stewart

Jane Stewart Sorley was born in 1882, in Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of Mr John McMillan and Mrs Janet Sorley. She married Charles Walmsley on 4 November 1910, in Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 9 April 1953, in Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Charles Walmsley
Jane Stewart Sorley
Marriage: 4 November 1910
Janet Galbraith Sorley Walmsley

Spouse and Children

4 November 1910
Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Mr John McMillan


    Mrs Janet Sorley




World Events (8)


Age 2

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 3

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 20

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Curley .2 English: habitational name from Corley in Warwickshire or Coreley in Shropshire, both named with Old English corna, a metathesized form of crona, genitive plural of cron, cran ‘crane’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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