James Lawrence

26 September 1867–1946 (Age 78)
Undy, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Lawrence was born on 26 September 1867, in Undy, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Lawrence, was 42 and his mother, Mary Williams, was 40. He married Harriet Jeanes in December 1900, in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. He lived in Ystrad, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1901 and Rhondda, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 28 years. He died in 1946, in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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James Lawrence
Harriet Jeanes
Marriage: December 1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    December 1900Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (7)

    Age 17
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 
    Age 23
    In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.
    1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry
    Age 33
    The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century AD ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz, Polish Wawrzyniec, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

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

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    Sources (3)

    • James Lawrence in household of Samuel Lawrence, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • James Lawrence in household of Samuel Lawrence, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Legacy NFS Source: James Lawrence - Church record: birth: 1867; Undy, Monmouthshire, England, United Kingdom

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