Amanda Ley BUCKINGHAM was my great great grandmother. The name 'Amanda' is quite familiar to a lot of people; it is derived from Latin and means 'lovable, worthy of love'. But how many people are familiar with its abbreviated version - Minda? Some websites insist that 'Minda' is a Native American name and means 'knowledge'. But those of us who come from the south-west of England know that it is actually a shortened version of 'Amanda'.
Amanda calls herself 'Minda' on the certificate of her marriage to Joseph BUCKINGHAM, when they married in 1872 in East Stonehouse. Yet, poor enumerators have struggled over the years, one calling her 'Aminta' and the 1881 census enumerator giving up entirely!
Star Trek fans will of course know that 'Amanda' means 'beloved', and further details on her can be found here. The first moving pictures were invented in 1877, when my Amanda was 25; roll film for cameras didn't come along until 1881. The Lumiere Brothers invented a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the Cinematographe and presented a projected motion picture to an audience of more than one person in the same year that my Amanda died.
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