James Porter

1816–
Bruton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Porter was born in 1816, in Bruton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Porter, was 39 and his mother, Jane Bull, was 26. He married Ann Lacey on 22 September 1845, in Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.

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Family Time Line

James Porter
1816–
Ann Lacey
1820–
Marriage: 22 September 1845
Ellen Porter
1842–
Eliza Ann Porter
1846–1932
Frederick A Porter
1857–
Fanny Porter
Charles J Porter
1849–
William Christopher Porter
1851–1910
Frances Susanna Porter
1853–1925
Arthur Henry Porter
1858–1935
Walter J Porter
1861–

Spouse and Children

    Male1816–Male

    Ann Lacey

    Female1820–Female

MARRIAGE
22 September 1845
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

    Ellen Porter

    Female1842–Female

    Eliza Ann Porter

    Female1846–1932Female

    Charles J Porter

    Male1849–Male

    William Christopher Porter

    Male1851–1910Male

    Frances Susanna Porter

    Female1853–1925Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1823

Age 7

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 17

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 38

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Porter, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Porter, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Porter in household of Robert Puckett, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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