John James

about 1670–
West Lavington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John James was born about 1670, in West Lavington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mr. James, was 30 and his mother, Mrs. James, was 30. He married Sarah Staples on 21 November 1689. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John James
1670–
Sarah Staples
1674–
Marriage: 21 November 1689
Margaret James
1685–1757
Alice James
1693–
Roger James
1695–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 November 1689
West Lavington, Wilts, England
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Mr. James

    Male1640–Male

    Mrs. James

    Female1640–Female

siblings

(1)

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John James in entry for Roger James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John James in entry for Alice James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John James in entry for Margaret James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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