Frances Kemsley

Aylesford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frances

When Frances Kemsley was born in 1733, in Aylesford, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Kemsley, was 43 and her mother, Susan West, was 42. She married Thomas Cook on 15 October 1753, in Boxley, Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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Frances Kemsley
Thomas Cook
Marriage: 15 October 1753
John Cook
Frances Cook
Susanna Cook
Sarah Cook
Catherine Cook
Elizabeth Cook

Spouse & Children

15 October 1753
Boxley, Kent, England


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • William Kemsley


  • Susan West




+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 68

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 82

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 97

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English ēg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances Kemsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Frances Kemsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Frances in entry for Frances, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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