1842–1902 (Age 60)
Martley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Edward

When James Edward SHAKESPEARE was born in 1842, in Martley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Shakespear, was 32 and his mother, Anne, was 43. He married Elizabeth Jane Meredith on 19 February 1864, in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died in 1902, in Hendon, Middlesex, England, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Jane Meredith
Marriage: 19 February 1864
Henry Shakespear
George Edward Shakespeare

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1864Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 12
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 38
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

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

    Sources (3)

    • Edward Shakespere, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Edward Shakespeare, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Edward Shakespier, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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