William Cornish

1842–18 June 1906 (Age 64)
Westbury, Wiltshire, England

The Life of William

When William Cornish was born in 1842, in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, his father, George Cornish, was 30 and his mother, Charlotte Taylor, was 29. He married Elizabeth Jane Snelgrove on 26 December 1866. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Bratton, Wiltshire, England in 1901. He died on 18 June 1906, in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

William Cornish
1842–1906
Elizabeth Jane Snelgrove
1846–
Marriage: 26 December 1866
Annie Edith Cornish
1867–1907
Harry Cornish
1877–1959
Edwin Ernest Albert Cornish
1868–1921
Mary Elizabeth Cornish
1870–
Margaret Elizabeth Cornish
1872–
Amy Charlotte Cornish
1872–
George William Cornish
1874–1959
Rosa Cornish
1875–
Florence Eliza Cornish
1880–
Percival Cornish
1882–
Madeline CORNISH
1883–
Clement CORNISH
1885–
Eva CORNISH
1887–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1866
Spitalfields, London, Middlesex, England
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (5)

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

1 English: regional name for someone from the county of Cornwall, from Middle English corneys, cornysh. Not surprisingly, the surname is common in adjacent Devon, but it is also well established as far afield as Essex and Lancashire.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Kornisch, a nickname for a sickly or weak person, from Sorbian krne ‘weak’, ‘poor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cornish in household of George Cornish, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Cornish, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Cornish, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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