John Earp

Melbourne, Derbyshire, England

The Life of John

When John Earp was born in 1744, in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England, his father, William Earp, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Toone, was 31. He married Elizabeth Asher on 14 October 1770, in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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John Earp
Elizabeth Asher
Marriage: 14 October 1770
Robert Earp

Spouse and Children

14 October 1770
Melbourne, Derbyshire, England


    Robert Earp


Parents and Siblings

    William Earp


    Sarah Toone




    Sarah Earp


    William Earp


    Thomas Earp



    Mary Earp


World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 8

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 10

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 31

"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

1 English (Midlands): nickname for a dark-complexioned man, from Old English earp ‘swarthy’.2 Americanized spelling of German Erp .

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

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Sources (3)

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

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