Nancy Twelvetrees is the sister of Philip Twelvetrees, a plantation owner on Jamaica. She had a "disappointment" in London, and her brother thought that by bringing her to Jamaica, she might more easily recover.

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  • Nancy is a previously a medieval diminutive of Annis, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of Anne.[1]
    • Annis is a Medieval English form of Agnes,[2] a Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste".[3]
    • Anne a French form of Anna,[4] a form of Channah[5] meaning "favour" or "grace".[6]
  • Twelvetrees is possibly a habitational surname and describes somebody who lived by a group of twelve "somethings". Another possibility is that it originated from a now "lost" village called Twelvetrees, but no such place has been found in any gazetter of the past three centuries. There is another suggestion that the derivation of the name is from 'Atte-well', which over the centuries became Twelve.[7]



  1. Behind the Name: Nancy - accessed 18 June 2016
  2. Behind the Name: Annis - accessed 18 June 2016
  3. Behind the Name: Agnes - accessed 18 June 2016
  4. Behind the Name: Anne - accessed 18 June 2016
  5. Behind the Name: Anna - accessed 18 June 2016
  6. Behind the Name: Hannah - accessed 18 June 2016
  7. Surname: Twelevetrees - accessed 18 June 2016

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