James Canham

5 October 1803–3 May 1835 (Age 31)
Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Canham was born on 5 October 1803, in Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Canham, was 32 and his mother, Mary, was 28. He married Matilda. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 May 1835, in his hometown, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

James Canham
1803–1835
Matilda
1801–1835
Marriage:
James William Canham
1827–1872
Henry John Canham
1829–1912
Matilda Mary Canham
1835–1835

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

(3)

    Male1827–1872Male

    Henry John Canham

    Male1829–1912Male

    Matilda Mary Canham

    Female1835–1835Female

Parents and Siblings

    James Canham

    Male1771–Male

    Mary

    Female1775–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (5)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 5

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 12

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 20

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk called Cavenham (of which this is a reduced form), from the genitive case of an unattested Old English byname Cāfna (from cāf ‘bold’, ‘active’) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (2)

  • James Canham in entry for James William Canham, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Canham in entry for Henry John Canham, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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