Selina Chinn

Female7 May 1848–1935

Brief Life History of Selina

When Selina Chinn was born on 7 May 1848, in Phillack, Cornwall, England, her father, John Chinn, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Williams, was 42. She married Thomas Phillips Oliver in 1867, in Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Phillack, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in 1935, in Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Thomas Phillips Oliver
Selina Chinn
Marriage: 1867
William Thomas Phillips
Mary Elizabeth 'Bessie' Phillips
Selina Phillips
Jane 'Janie' Phillips
Ellen Phillips

Sources (14)

  • Selina Phillips, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Selina Chinn, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Selina Chinn, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1867Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 6

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 32

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 36

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: from Old English cin ‘chin’, as a nickname for someone with a prominent chin or else for a clean-shaven man.

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 陳 (see Chen 1) and 錢 (see Qian 1).

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

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