Jane

1843–
Eccleshill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

Jane was born in 1843, in Eccleshill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She married John Holdsworth in 1869. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Holdsworth
1830–
Jane
1843–
Marriage: 1869
John Houldsworth
1813–
Mary Breasley
Samuel Holdsworth
Thomas Holdsworth
Thomas Holdsworth
1870–
Susan Holdsworth
1874–
John Holdsworth
1886–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1869
children

(7)

    John Houldsworth

    Male1813–Male

    Thomas Holdsworth

    Male1870–Male

    Susan Holdsworth

    Female1874–Female

    John Holdsworth

    Male1886–Male

    Mary Breasley

    FemaleFemale

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 0

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 20

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 37

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Holdsworth in household of John Holdsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Jane Holdsworth in household of John Holdsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Jane Holdsworth in household of John Holdsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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