Janet Scotland

12 May 1825–19 September 1877 (Age 52)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Scotland was born on 12 May 1825, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Scotland, was 39 and her mother, Elisabeth Bowman, was 26. She married William Wilson on 29 May 1847, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 19 September 1877, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

William Wilson
Janet Scotland
Marriage: 29 May 1847
Elizabeth Wilson
David Wilson
John Wilson
May Wilson
Janet Wilson

Spouse and Children

    William Wilson



29 May 1847
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Elizabeth Wilson


    David Wilson


    John Wilson


    May Wilson


    Janet Wilson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 7

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Age 18

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone from Scotland.2 English: from the rare Norman personal name Escotland, composed of the ethnic name Scot + land ‘territory’.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place called Scotland(well) near Loch Leven in Kinross.

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

Sources (3)

  • Janet Wilson in household of William Wilson, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Janet Sutherland in household of Robert Muir, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • John Scotland, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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