Jane Holmes

Femaleabout 1699–1756

Brief Life History of Jane

Jane Holmes was born about 1699, in Audlem, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. She married John Holmes about 1720, in Audlem, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Holmes
1695–1755
Jane Holmes
1699–1756
Marriage: about 1720
Edward Holmes
1721–
William Holmes
1723–
Joseph Holmes
1725–
Charles Holmes
1728–
Martha Holmes
1731–1800

Sources (8)

  • / in entry for Wm. Holme, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • / in entry for Wm. Holme, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • / in entry for Joseph Holme, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1720Audlem, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Name Meaning

    English: either from the plural form of Holme , or else a variant of Holme or Home , with excrescent -s (see Holm ).

    Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald (Ayrshire), or possibly from another place so called in the barony of Inchestuir (Angus). Both placenames likely derive from the plural form of Middle English, Older Scots holm ‘islet, raised land in a marsh’ (see Holm ).

    Scottish and Irish: adopted for Scottish Gaelic and Irish Mac Thómais, Mac Thómais (see McComb ). In parts of western Ireland, Holmes is also a variant of Cavish, from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas . Early bearers in Ireland were probably immigrants from Scotland.

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

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