Elizabeth Flack

27 November 1728–
Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Flack was christened on 27 November 1728, in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, England, her father, Thomas Flack, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Phipp, was 26. She married Luke Griffin on 6 October 1751, in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Luke Griffin
1724–
Elizabeth Flack
1728–
Marriage: 6 October 1751
Luke Griffin
1756–1838
Thomas Griffin
1757–1772
Robert Griffin
1759–
William Griffin
1761–
Mary Griffin
1762–
John Griffin
1765–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1751
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

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

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

1 English: probably from Middle English flack, flak ‘turf’, ‘sod’ (as found in the place name Flatmoor, in Cambridgeshire), and hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a turf cutter.2 North German: topographic name probably derived from a lost word denoting stagnant water.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth in entry for John, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Mary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth in entry for William, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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