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Janet Blyth

F, #7717, b. 25 March 1825, d. 26 January 1893
  • Occupation*: Janet was Mill Worker.1
  • Birth*: She was born on 25 March 1825 at Orwell, Kinross, Scotland.2,3
  • She was the daughter of George Blyth and Magdalene Fyffe.
  • Baptism: Janet Blyth was baptised on 18 April 1825 at Orwell, Kinross, Scotland.4
  • Marriage*: She married Richard Whitton, son of William Whitton and Betty Thornton, on Friday, 12 January 1844 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Charles birth registration 1863 Alyth has 12 Jan 1846 [Sep 2010] but http://www.robertwhitton.eu has 15 Jun 1844 Dundee [Sep 2010]. But William's baptism in February 1844 has 'Richard Whitton baker and Janet Blyth his wife', therefore it seems likely that day and month from Charles birth reg is probably correct, but 20 years since the event, the year has been recalled (or written) in error.2,5
  • Married Name: As of 12 January 1844, her married name was Whitton.2,5
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse Richard Whitton died on 24 February 1868 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1868 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 112; Richard Whitton weaver married to Jessie Blyth; 1868 February Twenty fourth 1h pm at Royal Infirmary Dundee usual residence Lochee; male aged 49 years; parents William Whitton mechanic and Betty Whitton ms Thornton (deceased); cause typhus fever 3 days as certified by Wm Anderson MD; informant William Ireland [Pastor?] Royal Infirmary present; registered 1868 February 26th at Dundee A W Leask registrar.2,6
  • (Deceased) Death*: Janet Blyth died on 26 January 1893 at West Poorhouse, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 67 1893 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 83; Janet Whitton pauper formerly millworker widow of Richard Whitton labourer; 1893 January Twenty-Sixth 9h 30m pm West Poorhouse Dundee; female aged 67 years; parents George Blyth linen weaver (deceased) and Magdalene Blyth ms Fyffe (deceased); cause bronchitis 14 dyas as certified by J Mackie Whyte MB; informant David Whitton son 12 South Mid Street, Lochee; registered 1893 January 30th at Dundee John Maylor assistant registrar initialled JA.7,8

Census Events

Spouse30 March 1851She was listed in the household of Richard Whitton in the 1851 census at Prinlaws, Leslie, Fife, Scotland. Richard Whitton, head, 32, lapper of flax yarn, b Liff & Benvie, Forfarshire; Janet, wife, 26, b Orwell Kinrossshire. William Whitton, Magdalene Whitton and Margaret Cumming were also listed in the household.9
Spouse7 April 1861She was listed in the household of Richard Whitton in the 1861 census at Village of New Alyth, Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland. Richard Whitton, head, 42, labourer, b Lochee, Forfarshire; Jannet, wife, 36, b Orwell, Kinrossshire, Scotland. Betsy Thornton Whitton, Janet Whitton, David Harris Whitton and Margaret Whitton were also listed in the household.9
Head of Household2 April 1871She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 20 Donalds Lane, Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Jessie Whitton, head, 44, factory worker, b 'Binrop', Fifeshire; also in the household was Betsy Thornton Whitton, Janet Whitton and David Harris Whitton.9
Head of Household3 April 1881She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at Lambs Land West, Mid Street, Lochee, Dundee, Scotland. Jessie Whitton, head, wid, 57, b Leslie; also in the household was Janet Whitton, Barbara Whitton and Joan Whitton.10
Principal5 April 1881Janet Blyth appeared in the 1891 census at West Poorhouse, Blackness Road, Dundee, Scotland. Janet Whitton, inmate, 65, formerly millworker, b Kinross.9
Last Edited: 3 Aug 2011

Parents:

Father*: George Blyth b. c 1800
Mother*: Magdalene Fyffe b. c 1800

Family:

Richard Whitton b. b 5 Mar 1819, d. 24 Feb 1868
  • Marriage*: She married Richard Whitton, son of William Whitton and Betty Thornton, on Friday, 12 January 1844 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Charles birth registration 1863 Alyth has 12 Jan 1846 [Sep 2010] but http://www.robertwhitton.eu has 15 Jun 1844 Dundee [Sep 2010]. But William's baptism in February 1844 has 'Richard Whitton baker and Janet Blyth his wife', therefore it seems likely that day and month from Charles birth reg is probably correct, but 20 years since the event, the year has been recalled (or written) in error.2,5

Children:

William Whitton+ b. 8 Feb 1844, d. 1924
Magdalene Whitton b. 27 Jun 1849, d. 1857
George Blyth Whitton b. 5 May 1851
Betsy Thornton Whitton+ b. 12 Apr 1853, d. 23 Feb 1929
Janet Whitton+ b. 11 Oct 1856, d. 20 Jan 1933
David Harris Whitton+ b. 16 Feb 1859, d. 16 Dec 1943
Margaret Whitton b. 12 Mar 1861, d. 8 Nov 1862
Charles Whitton b. 15 Mar 1863, d. 22 Jan 1865
Agnes Whitton b. 26 May 1866
Richard Whitton b. 17 Feb 1868, d. 13 Apr 1868

Citations

  1. [S25] Unknown author C Turnham, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn from CPT [Aug 2010].
  2. [S26] Unknown author Robert Whitton, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn www.robertwhitton.eu.
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saints www.familysearch.org LDS C114634 [Aug 2010].
  4. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saints www.familysearch.org.
  5. [S27] Unknown author GROS, n.pub., n.p., unknown edition (unknown publish date) unknown isbn General Record Office for Scotland www.scotalndspeople.gov.uk.
  6. [S27] Unknown author GROS General Record Office for Scotland www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk GROS statutory deaths 282/02 0112 [Aug 2010].
  7. [S25] Unknown author C Turnham CPT [Aug 2010].
  8. [S27] Unknown author GROS General Record Office for Scotland www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk GROS statutory deaths 282/01 0083 [Aug 2010].
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) www.ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2010].
  10. [S30] LDS 1881 Census Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saints www.familysearch.org LDS 1881 census FHL Film 0203490 GRO ref vol 282-5 enum 2 page 55 Aug 2010]