William Beecher


Brief Life History 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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William Beecher
Mary Selden
Marriage: 5 September 1611

Sources (3)

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

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  • Marriage
    5 September 1611Wadhurst, Sussex, England
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    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

    English (Kent): from Middle English becher, denoting one who lived by a beech-tree, from an agent derivative of Middle English beche ‘beech-tree’ (see Beach ), the -er suffix having a locative sense. This English name is also common in Ireland, particularly in Cork.

    Americanized form of German Bücher (cognate with 1 above) (see Bucher ).

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

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