Janet Stewart


Personal and Family Information

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 / Hodgecase, 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-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Janet Stewart


John Stewart


James Stewart


Neill Stewart


Marie Leslie


Janet Proven


Patrick Proven


Janet Morrison


Helen Miller


James Miller


Alexander Miller


Helen Henry


Jean Miller


Robert Miller


Margaret Baird



BirthABT 1740
Place: Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death19 DEC 1812
Place: Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Christening27 JUL 1740
Place: Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland


Note 1

!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

Gender Female

Christening Date 27 Jul 1740


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