Dinah Holmes

1754–14 December 1786
Lanercost, Cumberland, England

The Life Summary of Dinah

When Dinah Holmes was born in 1754, her father, William HOLMES, was 53 and her mother, Ann Kileryst, was 31. She married William Nelson on 20 August 1780, in Lanercost, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She was buried in Lanercost, Cumberland, England.

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Family Time Line

William Nelson
–1781
Dinah Holmes
1754–1786
Marriage: 20 August 1780
Willm. Nelson
1776–
Elizabeth Holme
1776–
Elizabeth Nelson
1777–
Frances Nelson
1778–
James Nelson
1784–
Thomas Holme
1786–
Dinah Nelson
1786–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1780Lanercost, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1754 · Seven Years' War
    Age 0
    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 16
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 21
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Holms
    Holme
    Homes

    Sources (37)

    • Dinah in entry for Elizth. Nelson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Dinah Holme, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Dinah, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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