John Slack

1784–29 November 1865 (Age 81)
Pilsley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Slack was born in 1784, in Pilsley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Slack, was 23 and his mother, Ann Holland, was 23. He married Mary Greene 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
1784–1865
Mary Ann Sandys
Marriage: 24 March 1826

Spouse and Children

    Male1784–1865Male

    Mary Ann Sandys

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
24 March 1826
Dronfield, 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.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 5

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
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

1 English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’.2 English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.3 Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region).

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

Sources (3)

  • John Slack, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Slack, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Slack, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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