James Rivett

7 November 1779–December 1853
England, United Kingdom

The Life 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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Family Time Line

James Rivett
1779–1853
Abigail Knights
1778–
Marriage: 22 November 1802
James Rivett
1806–1892
Matilda Rivett
1808–
Elisabeth Rivett
1818–

Spouse and Children

    Male1779–1853Male

    Abigail Knights

    Female1778–Female

MARRIAGE
22 November 1802
Kenninghall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    John Rivett

    Male1750–1796Male

    Mary Huggins

    Female1751–Female

siblings

(9)

    John Rivett

    Male1771–Male

    William Rivett

    Male1773–Male

    James Rivett

    Male1775–1779Male

    George Rivett

    Male1776–Male

    Male1779–1853Male

+4 More Children

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 (3)

  • 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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