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
1823–1855
Janet Scotland
1825–1877
Marriage: 29 May 1847
Elizabeth Wilson
1848–
David Wilson
1849–
John Wilson
1852–
May Wilson
1852–
Janet Wilson
1855–

Spouse and Children

    William Wilson

    Male1823–1855Male

    Female1825–1877Female

MARRIAGE
29 May 1847
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Elizabeth Wilson

    Female1848–Female

    David Wilson

    Male1849–Male

    John Wilson

    Male1852–Male

    May Wilson

    Female1852–Female

    Janet Wilson

    Female1855–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1830

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.
1843

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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