John Jesson

Maleabout 1555–before 19 July 1615

Brief Life History of John

When John Jesson was born about 1555, in Ley, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas Jesson, was 37 and his mother, Isabella Umn, was 36. He married Johanna Saunders on 21 May 1584. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died before 19 July 1615, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.

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John Jesson
Johanna Saunders
Marriage: 21 May 1584
Elizabeth Jesson
Elnor Jesson
Helen Jesson

Sources (1)

  • Staffordshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1839

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1584
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (6)

    1558 · Act of Uniformity

    Age 3

    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

    1569 · State Lottery

    Age 14

    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

    Age 16

    The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

    Name Meaning

    English: shortened form of Jephson, from the Middle English personal name Geff, a pet form of Geoffrey (see Jeff ) + -son, with -f- assimilated to the following -s-. Compare Jepson .

    English: variant of Jason .

    English: habitational name from Jurston, in Chagford (Devon). The placename means ‘Jordan's settlement’, from the Middle English personal name Jordan (genitive Jordanes) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.

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

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