Jemima Kirkham

16 May 1818–12 March 1912 (Age 93)
Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Kirkham was born on 16 May 1818, in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Kirkham, was 56 and her mother, Ann Jeatt, was 29. She married Henry J. Cornell on 1 November 1842, in Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Hackney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 12 March 1912, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 93, and was buried in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Henry J. Cornell
Jemima Kirkham
Marriage: 1 November 1842
Emily Jemima Cornell
Henry James Cornell
Caroline Cornell
Jane Louisa Cornell
Jemima Cornell
Hannah Cornell

Spouse and Children

1 November 1842
Surrey, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 13

The popular childhood rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart.

Age 25

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and North Yorkshire named Kirkham, which is a scandinavianized form of Old English ciric-hām, from cirice ‘church’ + hām ‘homestead’.2 Possibly a respelling of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places named Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jemima Connel in household of Henry Connel, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Jemima Cornell in entry for Caroline Cornell, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • Jemima Kirkham, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"

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