James Revels

Male1807–May 1857

Brief Life History of James

When James Revels was born in 1807, in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert S Revels, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Best, was 16. He married Mary McWhirter on 23 October 1840, in Killevy, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. He died in May 1857, at the age of 50, and was buried in Drumbanager, Killevy, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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James Revels
Mary McWhirter
Marriage: 23 October 1840

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  • Marriage
    23 October 1840Killevy, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 8

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


    Age 16

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


    Age 23

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English (Cumberland and Yorkshire): variant of Revell , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Scottish: habitational name from Raffles in Mouswald (Dumfriesshire), comprising Old Norse ref-hol ‘fox-hole’ in a Scots plural form.

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

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