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Margaret O W Oliphant

Other names: 
Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant; Mrs Oliphant; Mrs Francis Wilson Oliphant; maiden name Margaret Oliphant Wilson
4th April 1828 - 25th June, 1897

Janet Hamilton

Other names: 
Janet Thomson
d.o.b.12th October 1795 died 27th october 1873

Janet Hamilton was a poet and author who lived in what is now Coatbridge in the 19th century.

She was born Janet Thomson in Shotts in October 1795, in a house that was a remnant of an old farm steading, named Carshill.

Her father, James Thomson was a shoemaker and was a well read man with a keen interest in politics. Her mother’s name was Mary Brownlee.

Janet was fifth in descent from John Whitelaw, who was executed at the Old Tolbooth in Edinburgh, four years after the battle of Bothwell Bridge, in which he had taken an active role as a supporter of the Covenanting principles.

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