William James

1871–
Netherton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William James was born in 1871, in Netherton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edwin James, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Biggs, was 35. He lived in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Edwin James
1835–
Sarah Biggs
1836–1882
Thomas Briggs James
1859–
Sarah Ann James
1861–
Mary Ann James
1863–
Martha James
1865–
Joseph James
1869–
Edwin James
1870–
William James
1871–

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 9

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

Age 13

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

Age 33

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

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William James in household of Edwin James, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William James in household of Edwin James, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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