Jane

1786–Female
Ideford, Devon, England

The Life of Jane

Jane was born in 1786. She married George Kitt on 12 April 1812, in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

George Kitt
1788–
Jane
1786–
Marriage: 12 April 1812
George Kitts
1823–
Thomas Kitt
1826–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 April 1812
Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

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.
1815

Age 29

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

Age 37

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Originally a feminine form of John , from the Old French form Je(h)anne. Since the 17th century it has proved the most popular of the feminine forms of John, ahead of Joan and Jean . It now also commonly occurs as the second element in combinations such as Sarah-Jane. In Britain it is still one of the most frequent of all girls' names. It is not a royal name, but was borne by the tragic Lady Jane Grey ( 1537–54 ), who was unwillingly proclaimed queen in 1553 , deposed nine days later, and executed the following year. Seventy years earlier, the name had come into prominence as that of Jane Shore , mistress of King Edward IV and subsequently of Thomas Grey , 1st Marquess of Dorset, Lady Jane's grandfather. Jane Shore's tribulations in 1483 at the hands of Richard III , Edward's brother and successor, became the subject of popular ballads and plays, which may well have increased the currency of the name in the 16th century. A 19th-century influence was its use as the name of the central character in Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre ( 1847 ). From 1932 to 1959 it was used as the name of a cheerful and scantily clad beauty whose adventures were chronicled in a strip cartoon in the Daily Mirror. It is also borne by the American film stars Jane Russell ( 1921–2011 ) and Jane Fonda ( b. 1937 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Kitt in household of George Kitt, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Jane Kitts in entry for Maria Kitts, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • Jane Kitts in entry for George Kitts, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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