John Williamson Kenyon

Worsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Williamson

When John Williamson Kenyon was born in 1847, in Worsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Kenyon, was 28 and his mother, Martha Williamson, was 27. He married Eliza Davenport on 23 December 1865, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Castleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Williamson Kenyon
Eliza Davenport
Marriage: 23 December 1865
Sarah Ann Kenyon
James Kenyon
John Henry Kenyon
Herbert Kenyon
Samuel Kenyon
Bertha Kenyon
Emily Kenyon
Alice Kenyon

Spouse and Children

23 December 1865
Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Kenyon


    Martha Williamson




    Esther Kenyon



    Thomas Kenyon


    Charles Kenyon


World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 3

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

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.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 31

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Warrington, which is of uncertain etymology. There was formerly an ancient burial mound there and Ekwall has speculated that the name is a shortened form of a British name composed of the elements crūc ‘mound’ + a personal name cognate with Welsh Einion ( see Eynon ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Cunneen . The similarity to coinín ‘rabbit’, a later borrowing, has also caused it to be ‘translated’ as rabbit.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Kenyon, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Kenyon in entry for Samuel Kenyon and Annie Bell, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • John Kenyon in entry for James Kenyon and Betsy Bamber, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"

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