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

Jannet LINKLATER

28th Feb 1853 -

Life History

28th Feb 1853

Born in Aith, Sandwick, Orkney

13th Jun 1853

Christened in Orkney

Other facts

 

Died

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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.