Rebecca Harris

1863–
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Harris was born in 1863, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Harris, was 32 and her mother, Ruth Little, was 28. She married Thomas Briggs James on 5 August 1883, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.

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Family Time Line

Rebecca Harris
1863–
Thomas Briggs James
1859–
Marriage: 5 August 1883
Sarah James
1886–
Andrew James
1889–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
5 August 1883
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 17

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 41

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rebiach James in household of John Harris, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Rebecca Harris in household of John Harris, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Rebecca Harris in household of John Harris, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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