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Janet Stirling

F, #22, b. 17 August 1811, d. 13 February 1884
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2021
Janet Stirling c 1880
Janet Stirling c 1880

Parents:

Father*: David Stirling handloom weaver b. 18 Mar 1778, d. 5 Aug 1858
Mother*: Jean Simson b. 24 Mar 1781, d. 12 Apr 1861
  • Birth*: Janet Stirling was born on 17 August 1811 at Dunnichen, Angus, Scotland, ; birth date from birthday book.1
  • She was the daughter of David Stirling handloom weaver and Jean Simson.
  • Baptism: Janet Stirling was baptised on 22 August 1811 at Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1811, August 22nd David Stirling in Letham and Jean Samson his spouse had a child baptized named ...2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: She married William Kinnear linen hlw, son of Thomas Kinnear crofter and Margaret Hill, on 8 November 1832 at Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1832 8th November, William Kinnear and Janet Sterling both in this parish in Drummetermont proclaimed in order to be married.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Janet Stirling died on 13 February 1884 at 17 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 72 1884 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, ref 33; Janet Kinnear widow of William Kinnear weaver; 1884 February thirteenth 8h 15m am 17 New Road Forfar, female 72 years; parents David Stirling linen weaver (dec) and Jane Stirling ms Samson (dec); cause diabetes, years, as certified by Jno Cable LRCP; informant Margaret Adamson daughter present 17 New Road Forfar; reg 1884 February 14th at Forfar W H Thomson registrar.4
  • Name Variation: Janet Stirling was also known as Sterling.
  • Occupation*: Janet was Yarn Winder, Letham.
  • (Witness) Birthday Book: She was mentioned in a Birthday Book compiled by Margaret Anderson Kinnear .5
  • Married Name: As of 8 November 1832, her married name was Kinnear.
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse William Kinnear linen hlw died on 6 November 1859 at Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1859 deaths in the parish of Dunnichen in the county of Forfar, ref 34; Kinnear William weaver married; 1859 November sixth 0h 50m am Letham; male aged 53 years; parents Thomas Kinnear crofter (deceased) & Margaret Kinnear maiden name Hill (deceased); pneumonia 10 days as certified by Charles Hunter surgeon Forfar who saw deceased November 2nd; buried churchyard of Dunnichen as certified by David Smith sexton; W Ramsay [...] neighbour not present; registered 1859 November 7th at Letham Thomas Macbeth registrar.6

Census & Directory Entries

Principal6 June 1841Janet Stirling and William Kinnear linen hlw appeared in the 1841 census at Heyman Street, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland, . William Kinnear, head, 35, Linen Hand Loom Weaver, Angus; Janet Kinnear, 25, winder, Angus.7
Spouse30 March 1851She was listed in the household of William Kinnear linen hlw in the 1851 census at Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland, . William Kinnear, head, mar, 45, hand loom weaver (lin) Dunnichen; Janet Kinnear, wife, mar, 39, yarn winder, Dunnichen. Jean Kinnear, Mary Kinnear, William Kinnear European (Madras) Light Infantry, James Stirling Kinnear and Alexander Saddler Kinnear were also listed in the household.8
Head of Household7 April 1861She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at Heyman Street, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Janet Kinnear, head, widow, 49, weaver's widow, born Dunnichen; also in the household was Jean Kinnear, Mary Kinnear, Alexander Saddler Kinnear and Margaret Anderson Kinnear.9
Principal2 April 1871Janet Stirling appeared in the 1871 census at 1 St James Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Janet Kinnear, head, wid, 58, Letham.10
Head of Household3 April 1881She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 17 New Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Janet Kinnear, head, wid, 69, Letham; also in the household was Jean Kinnear and Janet Ann Wishart.11,12

Family:

William Kinnear linen hlw b. 26 May 1805, d. 6 Nov 1859

Children:

Jessie/Janet Kinnear b. 1 Feb 1833
Jean Kinnear b. 1 Feb 1833, d. 13 Jun 1915
Mary Kinnear+ b. 23 Jan 1836, d. 25 Jan 1909
William Kinnear European (Madras) Light Infantry b. 5 Feb 1838, d. 24 Jun 1858
James Stirling Kinnear+ b. 25 Jan 1841, d. 12 Apr 1878
David Kinnear b. 4 Feb 1844, d. 5 Dec 1849
Alexander Saddler Kinnear+ b. 7 Aug 1849, d. 21 Aug 1923
Margaret Anderson Kinnear+ b. 20 Jan 1854, d. 31 May 1926

Citations

  1. [S6] Margaret Kinnear's birthday book.
  2. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) OPR births 282/0010 0205 Dunnichen [Feb 2008].
  3. [S36] Old Parochial Register of marriage,pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) image held; OPR marriages 283/ 0020 0150 Dunnichen [Aug 2007].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory deaths Forfar [Aug 2004].
  5. [S6] Birthday Book seen and transcribed by PC in about 1988 - now thought to be in the hands of DDB[ID86]'s children [May 2011].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory deaths Letham [Aug 2004].
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dunnichen; ED: 3; Page: 10; Line: 740; Roll: ; Year: 1841.Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2011]
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dunnichen; ED: 4; Page: 13; Line: 21; Roll: 924; Year: 1851.Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2011]
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record set 1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census Category Census, land & surveys Subcategory Census URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1861%2f0022644618 [Mar 2015].
  10. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census Forfar [May 2005].
  11. [S30] LDS 1881 Census LDS 1881 census on CD Forfar.
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Cenus 1881 288/00 007/00 014 image held [Sep 2014].