Benjamin Joseph Paine

Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin Joseph

When Benjamin Joseph Paine was born in 1861, in Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Paine, was 30 and his mother, Ann Purser, was 27. He married Almenia Victoria Wilkinson in 1887. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brentford, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 38 years.

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Benjamin Joseph Paine
Almenia Victoria Wilkinson
Marriage: 1887
Ernest Benjamin Paine
William John Paine
Francis Benjamin Paine
Dorothy Emily Victoria Paine

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 19

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

Age 23

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

Age 43

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 (mainly Kent and Sussex): from the Middle English personal name Pain(e), Payn(e) (Old French Paien, from Latin Paganus), introduced to Britain by the Normans. The Latin name is a derivative of pagus ‘outlying village’, and meant at first a person who lived in the country (as opposed to Urbanus ‘city dweller’), then a civilian as opposed to a soldier, and eventually a heathen (one not enrolled in the army of Christ). This remained a popular name throughout the Middle Ages, but it died out in the 16th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Paine in household of William Paine, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Benjamin Joseph Pain, "England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers"
  • Benjamin J Paine, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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