Emma Viney

Female20 October 1821–

Brief Life History of Emma

Emma Viney was born on 20 October 1821, in London, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Viney and Elizabeth Elliott. She lived in Hackney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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John Viney
Elizabeth Elliott
Mary Elliott Viney
John Elliott Viney
Josiah Viney
Ebenezer Viney
John Viney
Emma Viney
Samuel Viney

Sources (11)

  • Emma Vincy in household of John Vincy, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Emma Viney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Emma Viney, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 10

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire and Wiltshire):

from one or more of the minor places called with Middle English fin-hawe ‘wood-heap enclosure’ (Old English fīn-haga), such as Viney's Wood in Crundale (Kent), Vinehall in Mountfield (Sussex), and the lost Vinals Farm in Cuckfield (also Sussex). Pronunciation of initial f- as /v/ was common in medieval Surrey, Sussex, and Kent.

from Venhay in Rose Ash (Devon), named from Old English fenn ‘marsh’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. Pronunciation of initial f- as /v/ is typical of Devon dialect.

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

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