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Tiffany lam
England to James and Hannah Bell Wight. James Alfred Wight was born on 3 October 1916 in Sunderland, County Durham, England to James (1890–1960) and Hannah Bell (1890–1980) Wight. what is the meaning of this phrase: England to James (1890–1960) and Hannah Bell (1890–1980) Wight. I think it's address, right? Sunderland, County Durham, England. but why there's a to after England? and what is the meaning of to James(name?) and Hannah bell Wight(what's it??).
Sep 20, 2019 12:53 PM
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There are two James Wights, the son J A Wight is the child of James Wight and HB Wight (mother). So we say that James (son) was born to his parents. The information of the parents is their dates of birth and death. In those days it was inconceivable that people of standing might not have parents with the same surname so there is no need to give the father's surname.
September 20, 2019
The reason there is a "to" is because the way it is wrriten states that the first person "James Alfred Wight" was born by his father who is also named "James" and his mother "Hanna Bell". This type of writing is mostly used for legal puprposes. In simple terms, James was born in 1916 and the parents were James and Hanna Bell. As far as the address, it is a legal way of telling the City, County, and Country in which the person was born. The dates (1890–1960), etc are stating the year of birth, and death of each parent.
September 20, 2019
Tiffany lam
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