Elizabeth Jacob

1653–1708 (Age 55)
Winterbourne Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Jacob was born in 1653, in Winterbourne Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Simon Townsend on 10 May 1671, in Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1708, in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 55.

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Simon Townsend
1648–1718
Elizabeth Jacob
1653–1708
Marriage: 10 May 1671
John Townsend
1672–
Elizab. Townsend
1674–
Mary Townsend
1675–1733
Jacob Townsend
1677–
Simon Townsend
1680–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 May 1671
Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
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Name Meaning

Jewish, English, German, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and southern Indian: derivative, via Latin Jacobus, from the Hebrew personal name ya‘aqobh (Yaakov). In the Bible, this is the name of the younger twin brother of Esau (Genesis 25:26), who took advantage of the latter's hunger and impetuousness to persuade him to part with his birthright ‘for a mess of potage’. The name is traditionally interpreted as coming from Hebrew akev ‘heel’, and Jacob is said to have been born holding on to Esau's heel. In English Jacob and James are now regarded as quite distinct names, but they are of identical origin ( see James ), and in most European languages the two names are not distinguished. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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