Rebecca Rhodes

1 July 1854–1931 (Age 76)
Rye, Sussex, England

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Rhodes was born on 1 July 1854, in Rye, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Rhodes, was 26 and her mother, Eleanor Pain, was 31. She married Edward Hounsell in 1876, in Rye, Sussex, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ore, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Hastings St Clement, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in 1931, in Rochford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Edward Hounsell
Rebecca Rhodes
Marriage: 1876
Annie Eliza Hounsell
Emery Alfred Hounsell
John Hownsell
William Hownsell
Albert Hounsell

Spouse and Children

Rye, Sussex, England


    Annie Eliza Hounsell



    John Hownsell


    William Hownsell


    Albert Hounsell


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Rhodes


    Eleanor Pain




World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 26

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

Age 30

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

Age 50

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 (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland ( see Rode 3). This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection. There is no connection, either, with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Hounsell in household of Edward Hounsell, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Rebecca Hounsell in household of Edward Hounsell, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Rebecca Hownsell in household of Edward Hownsell, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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