Janet McGill

14 September 1851–27 August 1911 (Age 59)
Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of Janet

When Janet McGill was born on 14 September 1851, in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, her father, Adam McGill, was 33 and her mother, Isabella Shaw, was 33. She lived in Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 27 August 1911, at the age of 59.

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Adam McGill
Isabella Shaw
Elizabeth Shaw Mcgill
Thomas William McGill
Hugh McGill
Thomas Archibald McGill
Helen Adams McGill
Jessie McGill Shaw
Janet McGill
Isabella McGill
Thomas Archibald McGill

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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
Age 3
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.
1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
Age 6
The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
Age 17
The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill ‘son of the stranger (or lowlander)’ (see Gall 1).Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac (an) G(h)iolla (Irish) or Mac (an) G(h)ille (Scottish) ‘son of the lad’ (i.e. ‘servant’), or a short form of a personal name formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint, in the sense ‘devotee’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Janet Mcgill in household of Adam Mcgill, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Janet McGill, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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