Joseph Cleal

about 1789–
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

Joseph Cleal was born about 1789, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He married Sarah Ann Parker on 9 May 1818, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Joseph Cleal
Sarah Ann Parker
Marriage: 9 May 1818
Clara Ann Cleal
Sarah Parker Cleal

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 12
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.
Age 26
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
Age 34
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a habitational name from clere, a component of several place names in north Hampshire (Highclere, Burghclere, Kingsclere). This is of uncertain origin, probably from a Celtic stream name meaning ‘bright’ (cognate with Latin clarus ‘clear’, ‘bright’).2 English and Irish: variant of Clare .3 Translation of German Klar 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Cleal in entry for Sarah Parker Cleal, "England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996"
  • Joseph Cleal in entry for Sarah Parker Cleal, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Joseph Cleal in entry for John James and Sarah Ann Cleal, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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