Thomas James

about 1847–
Euston, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas James was born about 1847, in Euston, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, James James, was 28 and his mother, Temperance, was 26. He lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Westoe, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Family Time Line

James James
1819–
Temperance
1821–
James Edward James
1845–
Thomas James
1847–
Reuben James
1848–
Ernest James
1850–
Martha Matilda James
1853–
Alice James
1856–
Walter James
1857–
Joseph James
1860–
Clara James
1863–
James E James
1865–

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World Events (8)

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 5

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 33

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

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas James in household of James James, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas James in household of James James, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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