Frances Adams

Female8 December 1812–24 February 1879

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Adams was born on 8 December 1812, in Stoke, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Adams, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Heath, was 38. She married John Massey Morris on 8 July 1868, in Sefton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 24 February 1879, in Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 66, and was buried in Stoke, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Frances Adams
Marriage: 30 June 1877

Sources (11)

  • Fanny Morris, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Fanny Adams in household of Thomas Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Frances Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    30 June 1877Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (5)


    Age 3

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 11

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


    Age 18

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

    History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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