My mother was born on the 12th. of April 1906 in Sherwood
Cottages, Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland in the reign of Edward 7th. During her life time, she would see another three
kings and one Queen and no doubt would have read about the sinking of the Titanic and endured the trauma of two
world wars, the Malaysian Troubles where her eldest son would see military action. The national strike of 1926 where
her father and brothers would be heavily involved would have probably been a memorable event in her life.
Jane relocated to Fife sometime between 1910 and 1912 with her
family and would live at Waverly Street, Lochore in Fife. At that time Jane had four sisters, Annie, Maggie, Nelly, Mary and
five brothers, Mick, Andrew, Pat, John, James and Matt. She would have another brother Joe who would be born in Fife in 1914.
Her older sister Annie married William Jarrot in Edinburgh sometime during 1910 and remained in Edinburgh.
Here I might describe my Dad, including such information as where and when he was born and where he went to school. I'll also
write about where he works and some of his interests.
My brothers and Sisters