Caroline Elizabeth Winch

Female20 September 1864–7 November 1939

Brief Life History of Caroline Elizabeth

When Caroline Elizabeth Winch was born on 20 September 1864, in Sittingbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Winch, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Parish, was 34. She married Albert George King on 23 September 1895, in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sanderstead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Hildenborough, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 7 November 1939, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Erith, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Albert George King
Caroline Elizabeth Winch
Marriage: 23 September 1895
Ernest William King
Phyllis Eleanor King
Ruth Lilian King
Walter Albert King
Charles Clifford George King

Sources (24)

  • Caroline E Winch in household of Richard W Swetridge, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Caroline Elizabeth Winch, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1895Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (6)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 16

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


    Age 20

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 40

    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 Middle English winche ‘winch, pulley’ (Old English wince), later meaning ‘well’, presumably because a winch would have been used to extract water from a well. The surname is probably a topographic name for someone who lived by a well. Compare Wink . This may also be a topographic name denoting someone who lived by a sharp bend in a river or valley, from a transferred sense of winche ‘winch, pulley’. This term and sense appears to be behind some placenames, such as Wincham (Kent) and Winchbottom (Buckinghamshire).

    English: habitational name from East and West Winch (Norfolk). The placenames probably derive from Old English winn ‘pasture, meadow’ + wīc ‘dwelling, specialized farmstead’.

    English: perhaps also a nickname from a further transferred use of the Middle English word in sense 1 above, for a lapwing (compare Middle English lapwink ‘lapwing’, Old English hlēapewince) or other bird known for its leaping and twisting flight.

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

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