Jane

1576–6 January 1623 (Age 47)
Standish, Lancashire, England

The Life of Jane

Jane was born in 1576, in Standish, Lancashire, England. She married Nicholas Lathom in 1597, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 January 1623, at the age of 47, and was buried in Standish, Lancashire, England.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Lathom
1568–1614
Jane
1576–1623
Marriage: 1597
Isabella Lathom
1598–1670
Richard Lathom
1600–
Mary Maria Lathom
1603–
Edward Lathom
1603–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1597
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    Female1598–1670Female

    Richard Lathom

    Male1600–Male

    Mary Maria Lathom

    Female1603–Female

    Edward Lathom

    Male1603–Male

World Events (4)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 9

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 11

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 24

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

Originally a feminine form of John , from the Old French form Je(h)anne. Since the 17th century it has proved the most popular of the feminine forms of John, ahead of Joan and Jean . It now also commonly occurs as the second element in combinations such as Sarah-Jane. In Britain it is still one of the most frequent of all girls' names. It is not a royal name, but was borne by the tragic Lady Jane Grey ( 1537–54 ), who was unwillingly proclaimed queen in 1553 , deposed nine days later, and executed the following year. Seventy years earlier, the name had come into prominence as that of Jane Shore , mistress of King Edward IV and subsequently of Thomas Grey , 1st Marquess of Dorset, Lady Jane's grandfather. Jane Shore's tribulations in 1483 at the hands of Richard III , Edward's brother and successor, became the subject of popular ballads and plays, which may well have increased the currency of the name in the 16th century. A 19th-century influence was its use as the name of the central character in Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre ( 1847 ). From 1932 to 1959 it was used as the name of a cheerful and scantily clad beauty whose adventures were chronicled in a strip cartoon in the Daily Mirror. It is also borne by the American film stars Jane Russell ( 1921–2011 ) and Jane Fonda ( b. 1937 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jana in entry for Maria Lathom, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Janea in entry for Edwardus Lathom, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Janae in entry for Isabella Latham, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"

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