Jane Kirkeet

about 1740–11 December 1816 (Age 76)
Veryan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Kirkeet was born about 1740, in Veryan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Hezekiah Kirkeet, was 20 and her mother, Grace Woolcock, was 22. She married Richard Tregeagle on 13 August 1770, in Cornwall, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 11 December 1816, in Tregony, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Richard Tregeagle
Jane Kirkeet
Marriage: 13 August 1770
Thomas Tregeagle
George Tregeagle
Francis Tregeagle
Humphry Tregeagle
Richard Tregeagle
Jane Tregeagle
Thomasin Tegeagle
Charity Tregeagle

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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 61
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 75
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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 (9)

  • Jane Kerkeet, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Jane Karkeet, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Kerkeet, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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