Janet Hunter

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Janet Hunter was born on 26th July 1812 in Torryburn, Fife, Scotland to John Hunter and Helen Anderson.

A different Janet Hunter was born on the 30th April 1821 in Torryburn, Fife, Scotland to John Hunter and Helen Cochrane, but the 1851 census for Torryburn states that our Janet Balfour is 38 years old, which would make her birth year around 1813, which indicates that Helen Anderson is her mother.

Our Janet Hunter married a John Paterson in Torryburn on the 22 May 1835, and had the following children together:

  • Peter Paterson born on the 23rd October 1836 in Torryburn
  • Helen Paterson born on the 29rd October 1837 in Torryburn (says mother Helen Hunter - typo)
  • Mary Paterson born on the 23rd June 1839 in Torryburn
  • John Paterson born on the 29th August 1841 in Torryburn.
  • Peter Paterson born on the 10th November 1844 in Torryburn

In the 1841 census this Janet Paterson and her family - Hellen (4) and Mary (2) are living in Torry & New Mills. John Paterson's occupation is given a a cotton worker.

This is certainly the correct Janet Hunter as in the 1851 census her children Helen (13), Mary (11), and John (9) are living with her, as is her new husband David Balfour whom she married on the 8th February 1851 at Torryburn. The children are listed as David's stepchildren. Neither of the children named Peter Paterson are listed, probably indicating that they died in infancy.

David and Janet had only one child that we know of:

Janet Hunter must have died sometime after 1852 and before the 1861 census when David is categorised as a widower. It is possible she died in childbirth. He went on to marry Ann Harrower (nee Nicol) on the 22nd May 1868.

The other Janet Hunter (married to Andrew Balfour, Father John Hunter, weaver) died in 1863.

 

Records

GROS (ScotlandsPeople): Birth/Baptism 23/10/1836 Peter Paterson (to John Paterson, Janet Hunter), Torryburn GROS 458/00 0004

GROS (ScotlandsPeople): Birth/Baptism 29/10/1837 Helen Paterson (to John Paterson, Helen Hunter), Torryburn GROS 458/00 0004

GROS (ScotlandsPeople): Birth/Baptism 23/06/1839 Mary Paterson (to John Paterson, Janet Hunter), Torryburn GROS 458/00 0004

GROS (ScotlandsPeople): Birth/Baptism 29/08/1841 John Paterson (to John Paterson, Janet Hunter), Torryburn GROS 458/00 0004

GROS (ScotlandsPeople): Birth/Baptism 10/11/1844 Peter Paterson (to John Paterson, Janet Hunter), Torryburn GROS 458/00 0004

Unrelated Records:

A Janet Hunter married a Henry Bruce on the 18th August 1832 in Torryburn.

The Janet Hunter born to Helen Cochrane was born on 30th April 1821, christened 6th May 1821 in Torryburn.

IGI: Janet Hunter b.30 Apr 1821, c.6 May 1821 Torryburn (John Hunter, Helen Cochrane)

IGI: Janet Hunter b 25 Feb 1824 c. 7 Mar 1824, Wemyss, Fife (Robert Hunter, Janet Carswell)

IGI: Janet Hunter b 02 Jun 1822, c. 09 Jun 1822, Inchture, Perth, Scotland (John Hunter, Mary Sime)

ScotlandsPeople: 27/04/1853 born/baptised Janet Hunter Balfour in Torryburn. Parents David Balfour & Janet Hunter (GROS 458/00/0004)

ScotlandsPeople: John Hunter married Janet Lochhead in Torryburn 23/05/1772 (GROS 458/00/0002)

ScotlandsPeople: John Hunter married Helen Cochrane in Torryburn 10/12/1814 (GROS 458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Hunter married David Balfour in Torryburn 08/02/1851 (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Balfour died at Low Torry,  Torryburn, Fife on 25th September 1863 at the age of 40, her father was John Hunter (Weaver) and her husband was Andrew Balfour (not present) Cause of death Phthisis 14 months. (GROS 458/00 0015) Note: there are no records of a Janet Balfour ever having married an Andrew Balfour anywhere in Scotland from 1553 to 1863...

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Hunter born/christened 28/05/1809 to Peter Hunter/Allison Cochrane Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Hunter born/christened 26/07/1812 to John Hunter/Helen Anderson Torryburn GROS (458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Hunter born/christened 06/05/1821 to John Hunter/Helen Cochrane Torryburn GROS (458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Balfour will/testament 13/01/1864 alias Galloway, widow of David Balfour, Merchant in Crail, Cupar Sherriff Court (Ref SC20/50/36)

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Balfour will/testament 20/01/1868 Cairneyhill near Dunfermline, Sister of Thomas Balfour, Cupar Sherriff Court (Ref SC20/50/40)

No Date Surname Forename Parent Names/Frame No. Sex Parish GROS Data
1 28/09/1820 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JANET CLARKSON FR3560 F GLASGOW 644/01 030*
2 17/08/1820 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/AGNES KENNEDY FR2688 F AYR 578/00 010*
3 24/04/1820 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JANET SELKIRK FR1922 F DUMFRIES 821/00 0008
4 23/05/1821 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JANET FIFE F CLACKMANNAN 466/00 0006
5 06/05/1821 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/HELEN COCHRANE F TORRYBURN 458/00 0004
6 28/03/1821 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JANET BROWN FR2084 F PORT GLASGOW 574/00 008*
7 08/04/1821 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/MARGARET JACK FR745 F LOCHWINNOCH 570/00 0003
8 09/06/1822 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/MARY SIME U INCHTURE 359/00 0004
9 27/06/1822 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/HELEN WEIR FR758 F NEW OR EAST KILPATRICK 500/00 0003
10 24/02/1822 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/HELEN GAILBRAITH F NEW OR EAST KILPATRICK 500/00 0003
11 05/09/1824 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/MARY KERR FR496 F STEVENSTON 615/00 003*
12 25/09/1825 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JEAN EWING FR957 F CAMPSIE 475/00 0004
13 16/10/1825 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/ISABEL LUMSDEN FR2400 F LIBERTON 693/00 0008
14 30/11/1826 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/CATHARINE SMALL F ST VIGEANS 319/00 0004
15 09/07/1826 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/MARY MARTIN FR464 F CRAWFORDJOHN 636/00 0003
16 02/12/1827 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/ISABEL STIRLING U CUMBERNAULD 495/00 0003
17 18/04/1827 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JANET DICK FR723 F MID CALDER 694/00 0004
18 13/10/1828 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/AGNES KELLOCK FR71 F DUNSCORE 822/00 0002
19 14/01/1828 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JANE MCMILLAN FR601 F KILBARCHAN 568/00 0003
20 02/03/1828 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/HELEN LUCAS FR191 F STAIR 614/00 0002
21 11/01/1829 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/MARGARET HUNTER F CLACKMANNAN 466/00 0006
22 10/10/1830 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/MARION STEVENSON F IRONGRAY 867/00 0002
23 24/10/1830 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JEAN PAGAN FR347 F KIRKMAHOE 835/00 0003
24 28/08/1830 HUNTER JANET JOHN HUNTER/JANET BRACKENRIDGE FR565 F KIRKMICHAEL 600/00 0003
25 17/05/1830 HUNTER JANET CALDWELL JOHN HUNTER/MARY KERR FR525 F STEVENSTON 615/00 003*
26 25/01/1830 HUNTER JANET GREY JOHN HUNTER/JEAN JOHNSON FR580 F DUNDONALD 590/00 0003
27 17/10/1825 HUNTER JANET JOHNSTON JOHN HUNTER/MARGARET JOHNSTON U DUNDEE 282/00 016*
28 15/06/1823 HUNTER JANET RENNIE JOHN HUNTER/MARY BUCHANAN FR5079 F LEITH SOUTH 692/02 0021
29 07/11/1820 HUNTER JANET WEIR JOHN HUNTER/MARGARET SAWERS FR2799 F EDINBURGH 685/01 0055

 

 

No Date Surname Forename Spouse Name/Frame No Sex Parish GROS Data
1 18/05/1780 HUNTER JOHN HELEN HENDERSON/FR2806 M GLASGOW 644/01 0026
2 21/05/1780 HUNTER JOHN HELEN HENDERSON/FR1734 M BARONY 622/00 0007
3 16/03/1784 HUNTER JOHN HELEN MCWHINNIE/FR270 M STRANRAER 899/00 0001
4 05/03/1786 HUNTER JOHN HELEN HENDERSON/FR465 M ROXBURGH 803/00 0001
5 29/11/1788 HUNTER JOHN HELEN FERGUSON/ M KIRKCALDY 442/00 0004
6 21/08/1795 HUNTER JOHN HELEN ADAMSON/FR3173 M DUNFERMLINE 424/00 0010
7 14/10/1796 HUNTER JOHN HELEN PATTERSON/ M CLACKMANNAN 466/00 0004
8 25/09/1796 HUNTER JOHN HELEN PATERSON/FR1532 M ALLOA 465/00 0005
9 13/02/1796 HUNTER JOHN HELEN GOW/FR477 M BUCHANAN 474/00 0002
10 14/07/1797 HUNTER JOHN HELEN SHAW/FR546 M LEITH SOUTH 692/02 0011
11 31/12/1802 HUNTER JOHN HELEN LADLAW/FR3055 M GLASGOW 644/01 0027
12 14/04/1809 HUNTER JOHN HELEN JOHNSTON/FR4699 M CANONGATE EDINBURGH 685/03 0017
13 14/04/1809 HUNTER JOHN HELEN JOHNSTON/FR251 M HERIOT 688/00 0001
14 07/09/1810 HUNTER JOHN HELEN MCCREATH/FR488 M KIRKMICHAEL 600/00 0002
15 24/11/1810 HUNTER JOHN HELEN KIDGLEE/FR2165 M HADDINGTON 709/00 0006
16 30/06/1810 HUNTER JOHN HELEN GALBRAITH/FR2454 M AYR 578/00 0008
17 10/12/1814 HUNTER JOHN HELEN COCHRANE/ M TORRYBURN 458/00 0002
18 16/12/1821 HUNTER JOHN HELEN LIESHMAN/FR615 M LARBERT 485/00 0002
19 28/01/1821 HUNTER JOHN HELEN GALBREATH/FR4110 M BARONY 622/00 0016

 

No Date Surname Forename Spouse Name/Frame No Sex Parish GROS Data
1 18/08/1832 HUNTER JANET HENRY BRUCE/ F TORRYBURN 458/00 0004
2 22/05/1835 HUNTER JANET JOHN PATERSON/ F TORRYBURN 458/00 0004
3 08/02/1851 HUNTER JANET DAVID BALFOUR/ F TORRYBURN 458/00 0004