William Beecher

Kent, England

The Life of William

William Beecher was born in 1577, in Kent, England as the son of Willm. Becher. He married Mary Selden on 5 September 1611, in Wadhurst, Sussex, England. He died in Ticehurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Beecher
Mary Selden
Marriage: 5 September 1611

Spouse and Children

5 September 1611
Wadhurst, Sussex, England

Parents and Siblings

    Willm. Becher




World Events (5)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 8

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 10

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 43

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

Name Meaning

1 Southern English: variant of Beech ( see Beach ), the -er suffix having a locative sense.2 Americanized form of German Bücher (cognate with 1) ( see Bucher ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willim Beecher, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Willim Beecher, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Willm. Becher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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