Jacobi Kiffa

Brief Life History of Jacobi

When Jacobi Kiffa was born in 1530, in Ugborough, Devon, England, his father, John Stysson, was 35 and his mother, Margery Keepe, was 30. He married Marger in 1552, in Ugborough, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters.

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Jacobi Kiffa
Marriage: 1552
Johes Kiffa
Johes Stisson
Margeria Stisson
Alicia Stisson
Tamsyn Stysson
Elizabetha Stisson
Maria Strason
Willus Stisson
Nichus Stisson

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  • Jacobi Kiffa in entry for Johes Kiffa, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jacobi Strason in entry for Maria Strason, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jacobi Stisson in entry for Nichus Stisson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

1558 · Act of Uniformity

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1569 · State Lottery

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Westphalian dialect Kiff ‘outhouse, tied cottage, or shack’.

English (Hertfordshire and Middlesex): perhaps a variant of Kift, which may be from an unrecorded Middle English kift, identical with 19th-century dialectal kift ‘clumsy, awkward’, perhaps for a left handed person.

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

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