Dinah Holmes

1754–14 December 1786
Lanercost with Kirkcambeck, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dinah

When Dinah Holmes was born in 1754, her father, William Holmes, was 40 and her mother, Ann Kileryst, was 31. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with William Nelson. She was buried in Lanercost with Kirkcambeck, Cumberland, England.

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William Nelson
Dinah Holmes
Willm. Nelson
Elizth. Nelson
James Nelson
Dinah Nelson

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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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

1 English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme .2 Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.3 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais ( see McComb ). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dinah Holmes in entry for William Nelson, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Dinah Holme in entry for William Nelson, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Dinah Holme in entry for William Nelson, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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