Janet Scott

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Scott was born on 17 April 1586, in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, her father, James Scott, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Wardlaw, was 24. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with John Dunn. She died in 1625, at the age of 39, and was buried in Kirkleatham, Yorkshire, England.

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Family Time Line

John Dunn
1584–1632
Janet Scott
1586–1625
Robert Dunn
1614–
John Dun
1618–1624
Emot Dunn
1616–
Ellen Dunn
1621–
Stephen Dunn
1627–1629
Thomas Dunn
1631–1677

Sources (3)

  • Jannat Scott, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Scott, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • The Scotts of Balwearie

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World Events (3)

1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.

1600 · The Honourable East India Company

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (Down): habitational and ethnic name from Middle English Scot ‘man from Scotland’. There is no evidence that the surname denoted either of the earlier senses of Scot as ‘(Gaelic-speaking) Irishman’ or ‘man from Alba’, the Gaelic-speaking region of Scotland north of the river Forth. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English and Scottish: from the rare Middle English personal name Scot (Old English Scott, possibly also Old Norse Skotr), only certainly attested in northern England.

English: variant of Scutt .

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

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