Amy Porter

Femaleabout 1732–18 October 1793

Brief Life History of Amy

Amy Porter was born about 1732, in Hemswell, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She married William Jollands on 23 May 1773, in Kirmond le Mire, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 18 October 1793, in Panton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

William Jollands
1728–
Amy Porter
1732–1793
Marriage: 23 May 1773
Benjamin Jollands
1774–

Sources (5)

  • Amy Porter, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Anne Jollands in entry for Benjamin Jollands, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Amy, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1773Kirmond le Mire, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .

    English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).

    Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

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

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