Hannah Johnson

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Johnson was born on 15 October 1678, in Shotteswell, Warwickshire, England, her father, Thomas Johnson, was 34 and her mother, Hannah, was 36. She married Richard Kimbell on 9 March 1703, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She died on 17 May 1722, in Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 43, and was buried in Bourton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Richard Kimbell
1676–1748
Hannah Johnson
1678–1722
Marriage: 9 March 1703
Richard Kimball
1701–
John Kimbel
1703–
Adam Kimball
1706–1707
Richard Kimbell
1708–
Thomas Kimball
1710–1761
William Kimbell
1719–

Sources (13)

  • Hanah Johnson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Hannah Kimbill, "England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904"
  • Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812

World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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