Janet was born about 1740 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, the daughter of John Stewart and Helen Miller.
She died on 19 DEC 1812 in Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Her husband was Cornelius Hotchkiss, who she married in ABT 1760. The place has not been found. Their six known children were Cornelius (<1765-1828), Helen (1768-?), Edward (<1770->1819), John (<1774-<1867), Michael (<1782-?) and Richard (c1782-?).
|Death||19 DEC 1812||
|Christening||27 JUL 1740||
!Note: Unfortionately, Cornelius’s move from Shropshire to Stirlingshire means that he is likely to have met Janet in places farther from home than normal and Janet Stewart was actually a very common name in Scotland at that time with matches in the thousands, although not in Shropshire even though there were Stewarts in Madely from a very early time. Looking at their son’s names, it looks like they may have been following Scotish naming traditions. Searching for Janet Stewart with mother as Helen and father John, Michael, or Richard to match Scotish naming conventions yeilds only the following record. Even leaving out the father’s name all togther, but keeping Helen as the mother’s name, only adds one record from Banff which seems an unlikely match. However, the much of the area in Scotland where are familiy first lived is now part of Falkirk and considering Corrneleus grandfather’s name matched Janet’s father’s name, The following seems to match location and is at least close to naming convention, and I believe it is correct.
!Source: “Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT29-3YL : 2 January 2015], Janet Steuart, ; citing Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, reference 2:17BPT5R; FHL microfilm 1,041,942.
Name Janet Steuart
Christening Date 27 Jul 1740
Christening Place , FALKIRK, STIRLING, SCOTLAND
Father's Name John Steuart
Mother's Name Helen Miller
Note: Traditional Scottish Naming Pattern
1st daughter = mother's mother
1st son = father's father
2nd daughter = father's mother
2nd son = mother's father
3rd daughter = mother
3rd son = father
This can go on to use the grandparent’s names or sometimes brothers and sisters’ names.
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk OPR Deaths & Burials
No 1 Date 19/12/1812
Surname STUART Forename JANET
Other Name ----- Sex F
Parish AIRTH City/County /STIRLING
GROS Data 469/00 0040 0215