George Broadbent

Male23 November 1730–

Brief Life History of George

When George Broadbent was born on 23 November 1730, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, his father, Jonathan Broadbent, was 29 and his mother, Ann Battison, was 25. He married Sarah Fletcher on 13 November 1755, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Broadbent
1730–
Sarah Fletcher
1734–
Marriage: 13 November 1755

Sources (3)

  • George Broadbent, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Broadbent, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Braodbent -

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  • Marriage
    13 November 1755Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (4)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 22

    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 24

    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 40

    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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 (northern): habitational name from a minor place in Lancashire, near Oldham, named Broadbent, from Old English brād ‘broad’ (see Broad ) + beonet ‘bent grass’.

    English: occasionally a variant of B roadbelt, from Middle English brod, brad ‘wide, broad’ + belt ‘belt, girdle’, used for a stout man, i.e. someone who wore a ‘broad belt’.

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

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