Janet Dun

5 March 1773–
Carmunnock, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Dun was born on 5 March 1773, in Carmunnock, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Dun, was 26 and her mother, Isabell Rankin, was 22. She married Andrew Craig on 8 August 1793, in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Andrew Craig
Janet Dun
Marriage: 8 August 1793
Isabella Craig
John Craig

Spouse and Children

8 August 1793
East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom



    John Craig


Parents and Siblings

    John Dun


    Isabell Rankin





    Jean Dun


    Margaret Dun


    Elizabeth Dun


    Richard Dun


+1 More Child

World Events (7)

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

Age 29

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 38

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.

Age 42

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Dunn .2 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch dun ‘thin’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Dun, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Dun, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Dun, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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