Jane or Ellen

about 1787–10 March 1852 (Age 65)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane or Ellen

Jane or Ellen was born about 1787, in England, United Kingdom. She married James G Thompson about 1806, in Singleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 10 March 1852, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

James G Thompson
1780–
Jane or Ellen
1787–1852
Marriage: about 1806
Betty Thompson
1808–
Margaret Thompson
1816–1896
Ellen Thompson
1818–1895
Nancy Thompson
1820–1823
Nancy Thompson
1823–1840
James Thompson
1826–1890
Robert Thompson
1828–1879
Peter R Thompson
1831–1892
Jane Thompson
1834–1841

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1806
Singleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 14

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 21

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 28

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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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Sources (3)

  • 1850 United States Federal Census about Ellen Thompson
  • Jane in entry for James Thomson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jane or Ellen - Government record: female

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