Judith

Female1567–1593

Brief Life History of Judith

Judith was born in 1567, in Grafton, Herefordshire, England. She married William Plimpton about 1587, in Weyhill, Hampshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1593, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

William Plimpton
1565–1593
Judith
1567–1593
Marriage: about 1587
Robert Plympton
1588–1637

Sources (2)

  • London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
  • Judith in entry for Edward Dickinson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1587Weyhill, Hampshire, England
  • Children (1)

    World Events (4)

    1569 · State Lottery

    Age 2

    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

    Age 4

    The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

    1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

    Age 18

    England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

    Name Meaning

    Biblical name, meaning ‘Jewess’ or ‘woman from Judea’, borne by a Jewish heroine whose story is recorded in the Book of Judith in the Apocrypha. Judith is portrayed as a beautiful widow who delivers her people from the invading Assyrians by gaining the confidence of their commander, Holofernes, and cutting off his head while he is asleep; without their commander, the Assyrians are duly routed. This has been a perennially popular Jewish name. In the English-speaking world it was taken up in the 16th century, having been in occasional use among Gentiles before this: for example, it was borne by a niece of William the Conqueror. It enjoyed great popularity between the 1940s and the 1960s. Today's notable bearers include the American novelist Judith Krantz ( b. 1928 ) and the Scottish composer Judith Weir ( b. 1954 ).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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