James Drage

Brief Life History of James

When James Drage was christened on 4 January 1784, in Barkway, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Drage, was 28 and his mother, Mary Waring, was 31.

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Family Time Line

William Drage
1755–1864
Mary Waring
1753–1826
Thomas Drage
1774–1839
William Drage
1776–1866
Joseph Drage
1776–1870
John Drage
1778–1849
Mary Drage
1781–1839
James Drage
1784–
Sarah Drage
1786–
Edward Drage
1786–
Daniel Drage
1786–1827
Martha Drage
1791–

Sources (2)

  • James Drage, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Drage - Church record: Christening record or certificate: christening: 4 January 1784; Barkway, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): nickname from Middle English drag(g)e, dreg(g)e, drige ‘sweetmeat, comfit; mixture of grains sown together’ (Old French dragie, dragé), hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or a grain merchant.

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Trago, or a habitational name from a place called Drage, near Hamburg or in Schleswig-Holstein.

Norwegian: variant of Drag , from the dative case.

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

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