Janet Hamilton

#4730, (c 1869 - 26 Dec 1924)
     Janet Hamilton was born c 1869 at Larkhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland .
She was the daughter of John Hamilton and Isabella Waddell.
As of 26 Mar 1889,her married name was Scott.

Janet Hamilton married William Scott, son of Robert Scott and Agnes Gibson, on 26 Mar 1889 at Haywood, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Free Church of Scotland

William Scott, Coal Miner, Bachelor, 28
Usual Res: Forth.
Parents: Robert Scott, Coal Miner (dec) & Agnes Scott MS Gibson (dec)
Janet Hamilton, Domestic Servant, Spinster, 20
Usual Res: Haywood
Parents: John Hamilton, Coal Miner & Isabella Hamilton MS Waddell

Witnesses: George Ross & Maggie Hamilton.1,2

Janet appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of William Scott at 2 Watson Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SCOTT William, Head, M, 30, Coal Miner, employed, Forth, 2 rooms with windows
SCOTT Janet, Wife, M, 22, Larkhall
SCOTT Isabella, Dau, Unm, 1, Hamilton
SCOTT Robert, Brother, Unm, 17, Coal Miner, employed, Forth.3

Janet appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of William Scott at Ann Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
SCOTT William, Head, Mar, 40, Coal Miner, Worker, Forth, 3 Rooms with windows
SCOTT Janet, Wife, Mar, 32, Dalsorf
SCOTT Robert, Brother, Single, 28, Coal Miner, worker, Forth
SCOTT Bella, Dau, 11, Scholar, Hamilton
SCOTT Robert, Son, 9, Scholar, Hamilton
SCOTT James, Son, 6, Scholar, Hamilton
SCOTT Agnes, Dau, 4, Hamilton
SCOTT Janet, Dau, 3mths, Hamilton.4

Janet Scott and Robert Scott were partners c 1909 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Story goes that Janet had a relationship with her Brother in Law Robert, her husband William found out and hung himself.

In 1910 Janet along with her family immigrated to the USA with Robert.
In the USA they were classified as husband and wife.5

Janet immigrated on 19 Nov 1910 from Glasgow via the "Pretorian" to Sydney Halifax, Canada, with Robert Scott

Pretorian left Glasgow 19 Nov 1910 for Sydney Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
It arrived 28 Nov 1910.

Steerage Passangers:
SCOTT Robt, Miner, 37
SCOTT Janet, Wife, 41
SCOTT Bella, Dom, 21
SCOTT Robert, Lab, 19
SCOTT James, Lab, 16
SCOTT Agnes, Nil, 11
SCOTT Janet, Nil, 10
SCOTT Grace, Nil, 4
SCOTT David, Nil, 3
SCOTT Wm, Nil, 10mths

Cape Breton Island had coal and steel mills.6,5

Janet immigrated on 20 Apr 1911 Port Huron Michigan to Harvey Illinois, USA, with Robert Scott

SCOTT Robert, aged 38, Married, born Forth Scotland, Coal Miner
Last Res: Sydney Mines, Canada
Name and Address of relative from whence come:
Sister, Mrs Marion Car Ross, Pleasance, Forth Lanarkshire, Scotland
Destination and name and address of relative to join there:
Sister, Mrs Agnes Norman, 15242 Center Ave, Harvey, Ill.
Money Shown $300
Height: 5ft 8 ¼, Fair complexion, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes. Hari mole under right jaw.

SCOTT Janet Hamilton, aged 42, Married, born Lark Hall Scotland
Name and Address of relative from whence come:
Sister, Mrs Maggie Crosbie, Thistle Lodge, Draffan, Lesmahagon, Lanarkshire Scotland
Destination and name and address of relative to join there:
Sister, Mrs Agnes Norman, 15242 Center Ave, Harvey ill
With Husband
Height: 5ft 4in, Medium complexion, Gray Hair, Gray eyes, no marks.

With them was:
James Gibson Scott, 16, Coal Miner
Agnes Gibson Scott - Buddo
Jane Waddell Scott, 11yrs
Grace Watson Scott, 5yrs
David Forfar Scott, 3yrs
William Scott, 1yr.7

Janet died on 26 Dec 1924 at Harvey, Illinois, USA,

Jenet Scott (Jenet Edgar) (sic)
birth: 7 Dec 1868, Ielsort, Scotland
DOD: 26 Dec 1924, Harvey, Cook, Illinois
Burial: 29 Dec 1924, Hazelwood
Aged 56, Housewife
Parents: Robert Edgar and Esetell Voddell - Scotland
Spouse: Robert Scott, Self employed

(I few errors in this transcription or Robert did not know the correct details).8,5

Janet and William had 8 known children.

Father*John Hamilton (c 1830 - )
Mother*Isabella Waddell (c 1830 - )

Children of Janet Hamilton and William Scott

Family: Janet Hamilton and Robert Scott


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1889 Carnwath Lanark, 632/01 0009. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Hamilton Lanark, 647/00 019/00 007. Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  4. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Hamilton Lanark, 647/00 024/00 037. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  5. [S146] Letter from Bev Day (New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email Jan 2012.
  6. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), 1910 Pretorian - BT27-0648000041P0004F via Ancestry.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  7. [S61] Shipping Records, 1911 Michigan Passenger and Crew Lists 1903 - 1965 - via Ancestry.com.
  8. [S100] USA Govt, USA BDM Record, www.ancestry.com, Illinois Death and Stillbirths Index 1916 - 1947 - via Ancestry.com FHL Film No 1493149 - Harvey, Cook County, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as USA BDM Record.