Jacob Wise

about 1770–
Keynsham, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Wise was born about 1770, in Keynsham, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Wise Sr, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Godfrey, was 34.

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Family Time Line

James Wise Sr
1728–1815
Sarah Godfrey
1736–1809
Sarah Wise
1757–
Godfrey Wise
1762–
Joseph Wise
1764–
Nancy Wise
1766–
Wesley Wise
1768–
Jacob Wise
1770–
Elizabeth Wise
–1824
James Wise
1758–1841
Thomas Wise
1760–1857
Caroline Wise
1766–1838

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 31

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.
1815

Age 45

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 53

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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