John Wickham

about 1720–about 1803 (Age 83)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Wickham was born about 1720, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Deacon Jonathan Wickham, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Morley, was 29. He died about 1803, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Jonathan Wickham
1688–1743
Elizabeth Morley
1691–1771
David Wickham
1714–1793
Mary Wickham
1715–1785
John Wickham
1720–1803
Thomas Wickham
1727–1771
Elizabeth Daman
1718–1798
Hezekiah Wickham
1728–1792

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World Events (4)

1776
Age 56
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 61
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 66
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

(1997: 2750;2007: 5473; 2010: 7335)English (southeastern): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English wīc ‘specialized farm, dairy farm’ + hām ‘homestead’, such as Wicham (Kent), Wickham (Berkshire, Essex, Hampshire), Wickhambreux (Kent), Wickhambrook (Suffolk), Wyckham (Sussex), Wycomb (Leicestershire), or Wykeham (Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire). Perhaps also from High Wycombe and West Wycombe (both Buckinghamshire), which had forms in -ham from the 16th century. In some instances, however, wīc-hām is associated with a Romano-British town, and wīc is an adaptation of Latin vicus. This is the case for Wickhambrook in Suffolk, the Roman association probably being the Roman villa at nearby Lidgate. Similarly, Wickham Market, also in Suffolk, is associated with a large Roman settlement in nearby Hacheston. The surname is now also common in Ireland (Wexford), where it was taken in the 17th century.History: Thomas Wickham is recorded as a freeman of Weathersfield, CT, in 1658.

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

Possible Related Names

Wickum
Whigham

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