John Jesson

about 1555–28 July 1615 (Age 60)
Ley, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Jesson was born about 1555, in Ley, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas Jesson, was 35 and his mother, Isabella, was 34. He married Johanna Saunders on 21 May 1584. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 28 July 1615, at the age of 60, and was buried in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1584
  • Children


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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: patronymic from a short form of Jessup, a variant of Joseph .

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

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    Sources (1)

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

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