Christopher Laybourn

1745–9 January 1842 (Age 97)
Nafferton, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Laybourn was born in 1745, his father, William Laybourne, was 39 and his mother, Catherine Frank, was 39. He married Margaret Ellen Newlove on 20 January 1777, in Nafferton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 January 1842, in Harmony Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Harmony, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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Christopher Laybourn
Margaret Ellen Newlove
Marriage: 20 January 1777
Milcah Newlove Layborn
Malcoh Laybourn
Melchoir Laybourn
Joel Laybourn
Abel Laybourne Sr
Christopher Laybourn
Christopher Laybourn
Esther Laybourn
Amos Laybourn
Elijah ( Elisha) Laybourn
Paul Laybourn

Spouse and Children

20 January 1777
Nafferton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 7

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 9

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 30

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leyburn in North Yorkshire, so named from an uncertain first element (possibly Old English hlēg ‘shelter’) + Old English burna ‘stream’. Leybourne in Kent, which is named from an Old English personal name Lytta + burna, may also have contributed to the surname to some extent, although it is a predominantly northern name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Christopher in entry for Elijah Laybourne, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Christopher Laybourn in entry for Margaret Newlove, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Christopher Laybourn, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

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