John Hepworth

25 January 1556–December 1587 (Age 31)
Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England

The Life of John

When John Hepworth was born on 25 January 1556, in Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England, his father, William Hepworth, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children


    Jennett Aranden


23 July 1587
Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England


    John Hepworth


    Elizabeth Hepworth


    Ann Hepworth


    Thomas Hepworth


    Willm Hepworthe


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (5)

1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 2

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

Age 13

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 15

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): habitational name from places so named, of which there is one West Yorkshire and another in Suffolk, both probably deriving their name from an Old English personal name Heppa + worð ‘enclosure’. The surname is still found mainly in Yorkshire, so it seems that the first place is the more likely source of the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • 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"
  • John Hepworthe in entry for Robert Hepworthe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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