John Hepworth

Brief Life History of John

When John Hepworth was born on 25 January 1556, in Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England, his father, William Hepworth, was 23 and his mother, Lady Elizabeth Alice Wood, was 24. He married Jennett Aranden on 23 July 1587, in Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died in December 1587, in his hometown, at the age of 31.

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John Hepworth
Jennett Aranden
Marriage: 23 July 1587
John Hepworth
Elizabeth Hepworth
Ann Hepworth
Thomas Hepworth
Willm Hepworthe
Alice Hepworth
Abraham Hepworth
Robert Hepworth

Sources (14)

  • John in entry for Hepworthe, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • John Hepworthe in entry for Robert Hepworthe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Hepworth in entry for Thomas Hepworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (5)

1558 · Act of Uniformity

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1569 · State Lottery

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name primarily from Hepworth (Yorkshire) or, less likely, from the place so named in Suffolk. The Yorkshire placename derives from an Old English personal name Heppa + Old English worth ‘enclosure’, while the Suffolk placename comes from Old English hēope ‘rose hip’ or hēopa ‘dog rose, bramble’ + worth.

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

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