Alice Tams

Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alice

When Alice Tams was born in 1799, in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Tams, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Pew Cooper, was 37. She married Thomas Holmes on 26 December 1821. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Holmes
Alice Tams
Marriage: 26 December 1821
Catherine Holmes
Sophia Holmes

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Holmes



26 December 1821


    Catherine Holmes


    Sophia Holmes


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 2

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.

Age 16

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

Age 31

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 North German: from a short form of Thomas .2 English (Staffordshire): apparently from a patronymic of Tam, a variant of Tom, a short form of Thomas .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alice Holmes in entry for Catharine Holmes, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Alice Holmes in entry for Sophia Holmes, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Alice Tams, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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