David LINKLATER Helen Wylie LINKLATER James Stevens LINKLATER Barbara Watt LINKLATER Janet IRVINE treeI63.gif


28th Feb 1853 -

Life History

28th Feb 1853

Born in Aith, Sandwick, Orkney

13th Jun 1853

Christened in Orkney

Other facts




Jannet, the third of David and Janet's four children, had no middle name that I know of, which is something of a relief, but the addition of an extra 'n' to her name may have been some compensation, although this was a not unusual spelling in Orkney at the time. Indeed, her mother Janet née Irvine flirted with two ns on at least two ocvcasions; on the 1861 and 1891 censuses. Thereafter she saved ink.

Jannet herself is something of a mystery, appearing on only 1 census that I know of. In 1861 aged 8 she was recorded at Aith. I have been unable to locate her in the next census when she would have been 18, nor does there seem to be a death certificate. She could have married; if so I don't know to whom. In the Sandwisk 1871 census there are only two Jannets; Jannet MacKenzie aged 5; Jannet Copland aged 8. There is an Isabella Jannet Robertson aged 10 months and a Jennet Munro aged 1. There are quite a few Janets but none the right age recorded in the census i.e. 18.