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
Martha Warrington
Mary Ann Buxton
William Buxton
John Buxton
Sarah Ann Buxton
Martha Jane Buxton
Samuel Buxton
Ellen Buxton
Francis Buxton
Amelia Jane Buxton
Phoebe Buxton
Ann Maria Buxton
Jane Buxton

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


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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