Jane

about 1663–24 December 1723 (Age 60)
Bubwith, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

Jane was born about 1663, in Bubwith, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She married William Idle about 1682, in Bubwith, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 24 December 1723, at the age of 60, and was buried in Bubwith, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Idle
1664–1693
Jane
1663–1723
Marriage: about 1682
William Idle
1684–1760
Henry Idle
1686–1690
Mary Idle
1691–
John Idle
1689–
Ann Idle
1692–1693
Anne Idle
1693–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1682
Bubwith, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Male1684–1760Male

    Henry Idle

    Male1686–1690Male

    Male1689–Male

    Female1691–Female

    Ann Idle

    Female1692–1693Female

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

Originally a feminine form of John , from the Old French form Je(h)anne. Since the 17th century it has proved the most popular of the feminine forms of John, ahead of Joan and Jean . It now also commonly occurs as the second element in combinations such as Sarah-Jane. In Britain it is still one of the most frequent of all girls' names. It is not a royal name, but was borne by the tragic Lady Jane Grey ( 1537–54 ), who was unwillingly proclaimed queen in 1553 , deposed nine days later, and executed the following year. Seventy years earlier, the name had come into prominence as that of Jane Shore , mistress of King Edward IV and subsequently of Thomas Grey , 1st Marquess of Dorset, Lady Jane's grandfather. Jane Shore's tribulations in 1483 at the hands of Richard III , Edward's brother and successor, became the subject of popular ballads and plays, which may well have increased the currency of the name in the 16th century. A 19th-century influence was its use as the name of the central character in Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre ( 1847 ). From 1932 to 1959 it was used as the name of a cheerful and scantily clad beauty whose adventures were chronicled in a strip cartoon in the Daily Mirror. It is also borne by the American film stars Jane Russell ( 1921–2011 ) and Jane Fonda ( b. 1937 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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