Janet Wilson

ID# 5072, (11 Nov 1770 - 23 Feb 1853)

Janet Wilson was born on 11 Nov 1770 at Gladsmuir, East Lothian, Scotland ,

Parents: Nicol Wilson & Margaret Finlayson.1

Janet Wilson married John King, son of John King and Janet Duncan, on 5 Apr 1791 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland ,

KING John & Janet Wilson both in this parish were married irregularly at Edinburgh April 5th 1791 according to their marriage lines produced to the Session (page 269)

May 29th 1791
page 276
KING John, Coalier in Penston and Janet Wilson both in this Parish were married irregullarly at Edinburgh according to their Certificate of Marriage the 5th of April 1791.2,3

As of 5 Apr 1791,her married name was King.

Janet appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of William King at Broomrigg, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ;
KING William, aged 40, Born East Lothian, M Caper
KING Janet, aged 40, Born East Lothian, Collier (sister)
KING John, aged 4 (son)
PRIDE George, aged 10 (nephew)
WILSON Janet, aged 70, Born East Lothian, Independant (mother.)4

Janet appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 at Huntlaw Colliery, Huntlaw, East Lothian, Scotland , also listed in the household was Janet, George and John ;
KING Janet, Head,aged 82, Pauper, born Gladsmuir Haddington
KING Janet, Daughter, aged 53, Laudress, born Gladsmuir
KING John,Grandson, 14, Scholar, Pencaitland
PARDE (sic) George, Grandson, 22, Coal Miner, Pencaitland.5

Janet died on 23 Feb 1853 at Huntlaw, East Lothian, Scotland , at age 82 years, 3 months and 12 days

I am uncertain about this date as I cannot locate it on Scotlandspeople under King or Wilson, in any county.1

Janet and John had 6 children.

Children of Janet Wilson and John King


  1. [S197] Letter or email from Mary Legarth (New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Descandant Tree of John King dated 2008.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), Marriages: Gladsmuir East Lothian, 708/0030 0273 & 0281. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  4. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), Ancestry.co.uk - Pencaitland ED 3, Parish Number 716. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  5. [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), Ancestry.co.uk - Pencaitland ED 4, Line 2, Parish Number 716. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.