Jane James

17 January 1776–
Martletwy, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Life of Jane

Jane James was christened on 17 January 1776, in Martletwy, Pembrokeshire, Wales as the daughter of John James. She married Samuel Ball on 20 December 1807, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Hinton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ball
Jane James
Marriage: 20 December 1807
Harriet Ball
Amy Ball
Grace Ball
Hannah Ball
Frances Ball
Jane Ball
Rosannah Ball
Leonard Ball

Spouse and Children

20 December 1807
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


    Harriet Ball


    Amy Ball


    Grace Ball


    Hannah Ball


    Jane Ball


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John James





    John James


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1801 · The Act of Union

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Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Ball in household of Samuel Ball, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Jane Ball in household of Samuel Ball, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Jane James, "Wales, Pembrokeshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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