Charity Jane Prior

Brief Life History of Charity Jane

When Charity Jane Prior was born about 1746, in Sithney, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Prior, was 55 and her mother, Margaret Arundel, was 43. She married William Paynter on 8 November 1772, in Gwennap, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in October 1832, in Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87, and was buried in Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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William Paynter
Charity Jane Prior
about 1746–1832
Marriage: 8 November 1772
William Paynter
William Paynter
Richard Paynter
Elizabeth Paynter
John Paynter
Elizabeth Paynter

Sources (17)

  • Charity Pryor, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charity Prior, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Charity Paynter in entry for John Paynter, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

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1801 · The Act of Union

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1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

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Name Meaning

English (southern), Scottish, Dutch, and German: ultimately from Latin prior ‘superior’, used to denote a prior, a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a prior.

Irish: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora ‘son of the prior’ (this is the usual origin in counties Cavan and Leitrim). Some examples may be Anglo-Norman, the same name as in 1 above.

Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from prior, probably denoting someone in the service of a prior or a nickname for someone who behaved in a pompous way.

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

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