Jane Kirkeet

Femaleabout 1740–11 December 1816

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Kirkeet was born about 1740, in Veryan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Hezekiah Kirkeet, was 22 and her mother, Grace Woolcock, was 23. She married Richard Tregeagle on 13 August 1770, in Tregony, Cornwall, England. 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 77.

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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

Sources (10)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 August 1770Tregony, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (2)

    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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