James Rivett

7 November 1779–December 1853
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Rivett was christened on 7 November 1779, in Kenninghall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Rivett, was 29 and his mother, Mary Huggins, was 28. He married Abigail Knights on 22 November 1802, in Kenninghall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in December 1853, in Guiltcross, Norfolk, England, at the age of 74.

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James Rivett
Abigail Knights
Marriage: 22 November 1802
James Rivett
Matilda Rivett
Elisabeth Rivett

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World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

1 English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a metalworker, from Middle English, Old French rivet ‘small nail or bolt’ (from Old French river ‘to fix or secure’, of unknown origin).2 French: variant of Rivet 1.

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

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Sources (7)

  • James Rivett, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Rivett, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • James Rivett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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