Amelia Jane Buxton

Brief Life History of Amelia Jane

When Amelia Jane Buxton was born on 1 January 1849, in Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia, her father, William Buxton, was 47 and her mother, Martha Warrington, was 37. She died on 9 August 1853, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, at the age of 4, and was buried in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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Family Time Line

William Buxton
1801–1855
Martha Warrington
1811–1860
Mary Ann Buxton
1833–1875
William Buxton
John Buxton
1835–1902
Sarah Ann Buxton
1837–1904
Martha Jane Buxton
1839–1920
Samuel Buxton
1841–1873
Ellen Buxton
1843–
Francis Buxton
1847–1904
Amelia Jane Buxton
1849–1853
Phoebe Buxton
1852–1857
Ann Maria Buxton
1853–1917
Jane Buxton
1855–1856

Sources (7)

  • Buxton, "Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Buxton, Amelia Jane death 1853, 4 years old
  • Buxton, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"

Name Meaning

English:

habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire, which in Middle English was called Buchestanes, Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’, from Middle English b(o)ugen, Old English būgan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.)

less commonly, a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk, which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc (see Buck 1) + Old English tūn ‘settlement, enclosure’.

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

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