William Wooton

Brief Life History of William

When William Wooton was born on 12 May 1766, in Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Wooton, was 23 and his mother, Lettice Chapman, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Wooton
Lettice Chapman
William Wooton
Mary Wooton
Thomas Wooten
James Wootton
John Wooton
Letice Wootton
George Wootton
William Wootten

Sources (4)

  • William Wooton, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"
  • William Wooton, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"
  • William Garney in entry for Jonathan Honton, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"

World Events (8)

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wooten .

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

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