Mrs Jane Burnham

Female1785–

Brief Life History of Jane

Mrs Jane Burnham was born in 1785, in Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. She married William Burnham before 1816, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Burnham
1787–
Mrs Jane Burnham
1785–
Marriage: before 1816
John Burnham
1817–
Jane Burnham
1822–

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1816Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 16

    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 30

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

    1823

    Age 38

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

    History: In 1635 Robert Burnham and his two brothers came from England to Ipswich, MA, after their ship was wrecked on the coast of Maine. In the mid 18th century John Burnham and his son, also called John, were among the early settlers in what became the state of VT. In 1785, the younger John Burnham established himself at Middletown, CT.

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

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