Person:Jesse Major (1)

Facts and Events
Name Jesse Major
Gender Male
Christening[1] 6 Dec 1779 Woughton on the Green, Buckinghamshire, England
Marriage 7 Mar 1812 Simpson, Buckinghamshire, Englandto Elizabeth Bedford
Death[2] 1839 Buckinghamshire, England

Jesse Major was baptised on 6th December 1779 at Woughton on the Green in Buckinghamshire, son of William and Ann Major.

On 7th March 1812, aged 32, Jesse married Elizabeth Bedford in the neighbouring parish of Simpson, although Jesse was still said to be living at Woughton at the time of their marriage.

Jesse and Elizabeth had a number of children, although it is not clear how many. They appear to have settled in the small town of Fenny Stratford, part of which was in the parish of Simpson. In 1813 Jesse signed a petition organised by the Fenny Stratford Baptist congregation. If Jesse and Elizabeth were practising Baptists they would not have had their children baptised as infants. In the 1851 census Elizabeth had two children living with her who both indicated that they had been born in Fenny Stratford in the 1820s.

Jesse died in 1839, aged 59. Elizabeth survived him by fifteen years.

  1. Buckinghamshire Family History Society. Buckinghamshire Baptisms Database.

    ch. 6 Dec 1779, Woughton on the Green, Buckinghamshire: Jesse son of William & Ann Major

  2. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Jesse MAJOR, September Quarter 1839, Newport Pagnell Registration District, Volume 6, page 223, aged 55 [1783/4]

  3.   Buckinghamshire Archives Catalogue (Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, Aylesbury)
    D-X 603/13, abt 1813.

    Petition to the House of Lords on the occasion of the renewal of the Charter of the East India Company in favour of legal protection for Christian Missionaries in India and the improvement of the religious and moral education of the Indian Peoples, from Fenny Stratford Baptists.
    37 signatories, including Jesse Major and William Major.