John Slack

Male1784–29 November 1865

Brief Life History of John

When John Slack was born in 1784, in Pilsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Slack, was 23 and his mother, Ann Holland, was 23. He married Mary Green on 9 February 1811, in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 November 1865, in his hometown, at the age of 81.

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John Slack
Mary Ann Sandys
Marriage: 24 March 1826

Sources (6)

  • John Black, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Slack, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Slack, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1826Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (7)

    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

    Age 3

    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 17

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 24

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

    Name Meaning

    English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slak ‘lazy, careless, slow’ (Old English slæc).

    English: from Middle English slak ‘small shallow valley, hollow in the ground’ (Old Norse slakki). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a shallow valley or hollow, or habitational, for someone from any of numerous minor places so named, principally in Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire.

    Americanized form of Slovenian Slak 1 and perhaps also of Czech Šlak (see Slak 2).

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

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