Janet Taylor

1 May 1781–
Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Taylor was born on 1 May 1781, in Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Taylor, was 37 and her mother, Elspeth Christie, was 35.

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Family Time Line

James Taylor
1744–1797
Elspeth Christie
1745–1798
Margaret Taylor
1770–
William Taylor
1771–
Kathrine Taylor
1773–
Ann Taylor
1775–
William Taylor
1777–
Peter Taylor
1779–1809
Janet Taylor
1781–
William Taylor
1783–
James Taylor
1785–
Robert Taylor
1788–
Thomas Taylor
1790–
Elisabeth Taylor
1793–

Parents and Siblings

    James Taylor

    Male1744–1797Male

    Female1745–1798Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

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

Age 21

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 30

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.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 32

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Janet Taylor, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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