Mary James

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary James was born in 1765, in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel James, was 26 and her mother, Betty Collard, was 25. She married James Court Jr on 15 February 1790, in Cutcombe, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 25 June 1848, in Cutcombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cutcombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Court Jr
1757–1837
Mary James
1765–1848
Marriage: 15 February 1790
Ann Court
1790–1835
Charlotte Court
1793–1794
Elizabeth Court
1796–
Charlotte Court
1800–
James Court III
1804–

Sources (33)

  • 1841 England Census
  • Mary James, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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