Benjamin Trigg

28 August 1791–12 July 1836 (Age 44)
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Trigg was born on 28 August 1791, in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Trigg, was 32 and his mother, Priscilla Welsh, was 31. He married Elizabeth Roberts on 20 September 1813, in English Bicknor, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 July 1836, in Drybrook, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Trigg
Elizabeth Roberts
Marriage: 20 September 1813
Sophia Trigg
William Trigg
Absalom Trigg

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Roberts


20 September 1813
English Bicknor, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Sophia Trigg


    William Trigg


    Absalom Trigg


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Trigg


    Priscilla Welsh




+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 10

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 17

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.

Age 24

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse byname Triggr meaning ‘trustworthy’, ‘faithful’, a cognate of Trow 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Trigg, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Benjamin Trigg in entry for Sophia Trigg, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Thryge - Church record: Baptism record or certificate: birth-name: Benjamin Trigg

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