John Killingley

Brief Life History of John

When John Killingley was born in September 1787, in Barleythorpe, Rutland, England, his father, Edward Killingley, was 23 and his mother, Jane Hones, was 22. He married Jane Rouse on 9 December 1807, in Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Oakham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Rutland, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 17 September 1863, in Oakham, Rutland, England, at the age of 76.

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John Killingley
Jane Rouse
Marriage: 9 December 1807
Thomas Killingley
Sarah Killingly
Eliza Killingly
Naomi Killingly
Ruth Killingly
John Killingly
Jane Killingly
Martha Killingly
Maria Killingly
Mary Killingly

Sources (42)

  • John Killingley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Killingly, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Mr J Killingley in entry for Martha Killingley, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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Name Meaning

Contracted form of Old French Jo(h)anne, from Latin Io(h)anna ( see Joanna ). In England this was the usual feminine form of John from the Middle English period onwards and was extremely popular, but in the 16th and 17th centuries it steadily lost ground to Jane . It was strongly revived in the first part of the 20th century, partly under the influence of George Bernard Shaw's play St Joan ( 1923 ), based on the life of Joan of Arc ( 1412–31 ). Claiming to be guided by the voices of the saints, she persuaded the French dauphin to defy the occupying English forces and have himself crowned, and she led the French army that raised the siege of Orleans in 1429 . The following year she was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, and a year later she was burned at the stake for witchcraft at the age of 18 or 19. Her story has captured the imagination of many writers, and she is variously portrayed as a national and political hero, a model of apolitical straightforwardness and honesty, and a religious heroine. She was canonized in 1920 . More recent influences have included the American film actress Joan Crawford ( 1908–77 , born Lucille le Sueur ), the British actress Joan Collins ( b. 1933 ), the American comedienne Joan Rivers ( b. 1933 ), and the West Indian pop singer Joan Armatrading ( b. 1950 ).

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

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