Janet Scott

#2621, (14 Feb 1877 - 12 Feb 1928)
     Janet Scott was born on 14 Feb 1877 at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Janet Scott
at 1.30am

Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner & Agnes Scott MS Gibson
Married: 20th June 1854, Forth Carnwath

Robert Scott, Father was present at her birth.1,2

She was the daughter of Robert Scott and Agnes Gibson.

Janet appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of Robert Scott at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SCOTT, Robert, Head, Coal Miner, M, 51, M, Carstairs, Lanark
SCOTT, Agnes, Wife, M 46, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, William, Son, Miner, U,20,M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Adam, Son, Miner, U,18, M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Catherine, Dau, Scholar, 12, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Marrion, Dau, Scholar,10, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Robert, Son, Scholar, 7, M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Agnes, Dau, Scholar, 5, M, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, Janet, Dau, Scholar, 4, F, Carnwath, Lanark
SCOTT, James G, Son, 2, M, Carnwath, Lanark.3

Janet appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 at 14 Hill Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SCOTT Janet, Servant, 13, Forels Lanarkshire

Is this our Janet ?4

Janet witnessed the marriage of John Douglas and Catherine Scott on 31 Dec 1896 Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1,5

Janet appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of George Ross at Pleasance, Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
ROSS George, Head, Mar, 34, Coal Miner, Forth Lanark
ROSS Marion, Wife, Mar, 30, Forth
ROSS Alexander, Son, 9, Scholar, Forth
ROSS Robert, Son, 8, Scholar, Forth
ROSS Agnes G, Dau, 5, Forth
ROSS Janet W, Dau, 3, Wilsontown
ROSS Hugh R, 3, Wilsontown
ROSS Marion S, 1mth, Wilsontown
SCOTT Janet, Sister in Law, 24, Forth.6

Janet Scott married Alexander Ross, son of Alexander Ross and Janet Wright, on 28 Mar 1902 at Pleasance, Wilsontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Publication according to the Forms of the United Free Church fo Scotland

Alexander Ross, Checkweigher, Bachelor, aged 31
Usual Res: Old Tollhouse, Wilsontown
Parents: Alexander Ross, Surfaceman & Janet Ross MS Wright
Janet Scott, Domestic Servant, Spinster, aged 25
Usual Res: Pleasance, Wilsontown
Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner (dec) & Agnes Scott MS Gibson (dec)

Witnesses: John Ross & Agnes Scott.7,8

As of 28 Mar 1902,her married name was Ross.

Janet appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of Alexander Ross at Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
ROSS Alexander, Head, 40, Mar, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Forth Lanark
ROSS Janet, Wife, 34, Mar, Married 9 yrs, 5 children born and 5 children living, Forth
ROSS Alexander, Son, 8, School, Forth
ROSS Agnes, Dau, 6, School, Forth
ROSS Robert, Son, 4, Forth
ROSS Janet, Dau, 2, Forth
ROSS Mary, Dau, 1 mth, Forth.9

Janet died on 12 Feb 1928 at Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland , at age 50 years, 11 months and 29 days

Janet Ross
Married to Alexander Ross, County Council Corks?
At 11.15am aged 50yrs.
Usual Res: Forth, Lanark
Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner (dec) & Agnes Scott MS Gibson (dec)

Alex Ross, Widower, Forth Lanark was the informant.7,10

Janet's cause of death on 12 Feb 1928 was from Pneumonorial Meningitis
Cardiac Failure.

Janet was buried on 14 Feb 1928 at Wilsontown Cemetery, Forth, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

In Loving Memory of
Alex Ross
Who Died 15th Jan 1937
Aged 66 years.
Also his Wife
Janet Scott
Who Died 12th Feb 1928
Aged 49 years.
Also Their son Alex
and their son in law
Hugh Nimmo

The Headstone was Errected by the Family.11

Alexander Ross, Janet Ross nee Scott, Hugh Nimmo and Alex Ross
Wilsontown Churchyard

Janet and Alexander had 5 children.

Father*Robert Scott (7 May 1829 - 14 Jun 1882)
Mother*Agnes Gibson (16 Sep 1834 - 12 Jul 1886)

Children of Janet Scott and Alexander Ross


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S34] Scottish Civil Registration Indexes, From 1855 1877 Carnwath, Lanark, 632/00 0061, Brisbane LDS Centre.
  3. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), FHL Film 0203623, GRO Ref Vol 632 EnumDist 10 Page 7. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  4. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Blythswood, Glasgow City, Lanark, 644/07 046/00 006. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1896 Forth Lanark, 632/02 0014. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  6. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Forth Lanarkshire, ED 2 Pg 29 Line 20 - via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  7. [S1] Certificate held on file: supplied by Bev Dey Feb 2012.
  8. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1902 Forth Lanark, 632/02 0005.
  9. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Forth Carnwarth Lanark, 632/02 001/00 014. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  10. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1928 George Square, Edinburgh, 685/05 0208.
  11. [S43] Cemetery Records , Scottish Monumental Inscriptions, Forth Wilsontown Churchyard - Image No 126. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.