James Canham

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

The Life Summary 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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James Canham
James William Canham
Henry John Canham
Matilda Mary Canham

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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.
Age 12
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
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’.

LOAD TEST -- 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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