John Myatt Sr

5 September 1726–1801 (Age 74)
Leek, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Myatt Sr was born on 5 September 1726, in Leek, Staffordshire, England, his father, Thomas Myatt, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Myott, was 23. He married Elizabeth Allen in 1745, in Johnston, North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wake, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1801, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wake, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Myatt Sr
Elizabeth Allen
Marriage: 1745
Matthew Myatt
Britain Myatt
Elizabeth Myatt
Fereby Myatt
Joseph H. Myatt
Mark Myatt
John Myatt Jr
Mary Myatt
Alexander Myatt
William A. Myatt
Nimrod Myatt

Spouse and Children

Johnston, North Carolina, British Colonial America


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 26

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 28

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.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 44

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Myat, formed from My, a truncated version of Mihel (an Old French form of Michael ) + the diminutive suffix -at (from Old French -et, crossed with the originally pejorative Old French -ard).

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

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John Myatt, Senior

John Myatt was born about 1726 in England. He probably was born in the Horton Valley, Staffordshire. He married Elizabeth Allen in the early 1740's. He was baptised at St. Michael's Anglican Church …

Sources (3)

  • John Myatt in entry for Sylvia, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Myatt in entry for Mary Myatt, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Myatt in entry for Thomas Myatt, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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