James Edward SHAKESPEARE

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

The Life 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, 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

James Edward SHAKESPEARE
1842–1902
Elizabeth Jane Meredith
1844–1908
Marriage: 19 February 1864
William SHAKESPEARE
1864–
Henry Shakespear
1869–1925
George Edward Shakespeare
1874–1952

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 February 1864
Stourport, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    William SHAKESPEARE

    Male1864–Male

    Henry Shakespear

    Male1869–1925Male

    Male1874–1952Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (4)

1843

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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