Janet was probably illegitimate as her marriage certificate describes her parents as being William McGuffie (deceased) and her mother as Jessie Coulter nee Dalrymple, and I wasn't able to find any marriage. They were almost certainly a very poor family, as I found her on the 1861 census, aged 8, living with her 63 year old 'pauper' grandmother, another Janet Dalrymple, in Mochrum. Her mother, who I will tell you more about another time (week 32), was living with a family working as a domestic servant. Ten years later in 1871, and Janet still only in her late teens, was herself working as a domestic servant with a family.
As I said, Janet got married in 1872. Luckily she got married when she did, as my great grandfather, John, was born at the farm three weeks later.
Janet and James went on to have six children, although sadly two of them died in childhood :
Jessie 1880 - 1883 (died of Capillary Bronchitis) (week 19)
Jessie Agness 1883 - 1894 (week 19)
Between 1881 and 1890 James & Janet were living at 16 Gores Buildings, Preston Quarter, Scotch Street, Whitehaven, in the same road as the Whitehaven Workhouse.
Janet died in 1890, just 38 years old. A short, tough life for a village farm girl.
"Do you take this man as your lawful wedded husband, in sickness and in health ......" ..... "Sorry Vicar, can I use your font !"