James Randall

Brief Life History of James

When James Randall was born on 4 April 1744, in Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England, his father, James Randall III, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Mary Mortimer, was 40. He married Sarah Harman on 24 September 1764, in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 30 June 1828, in Chalford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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James Randall
1744–1828
Sarah Harman
1742–1843
Marriage: 24 September 1764
Sarah Randall
1765–
James Randall
1770–1773
Samuel Randall
1773–1843
James Israel Randall
1775–1844
Thomas Randall
1777–
Mathew Randall
1783–1845

Sources (30)

  • James Randall, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • James Randall, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"
  • James Randall, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

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.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): common colloquial pronunciation of Randolph .

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

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