Alice Jay

about 1868–12 April 1923 (Age 55)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Alice

When Alice Jay was born about 1868, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, her father, Mathew Jay, was 33 and her mother, Johanna Trimnell, was 34. She married John James Richards in March 1889, in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 12 April 1923, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John James Richards
Alice Jay
Marriage: March 1889
Alice Richards
Thomas John Richards
Kate Richards
John James Richards
Arthur Richards
Laura Louisa Richards

Spouse and Children

March 1889
Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 12

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

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 36

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai ‘jay’ (the bird), probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Jay in household of Mathew Jay, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Alice Jay in household of Matthew Jay, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Alice Richards in entry for Alice Richards, "England, Bristol, Non-Conformist Church Records, 1777-1936"

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