William Travailer

Male19 December 1762–25 December 1788

Brief Life History of William

When William Travailer was christened on 19 December 1762, in Chittlehampton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Traveller, was 36 and his mother, Mary Chugg, was 29. He married Grace Reason about 1771, in North Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in North Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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William Travailer
Grace Reason
Marriage: about 1771
Catharine Trevillor
Mary Traveller
William Traveller
John Traveller
Hannah Traveller

Sources (14)

  • William Traviler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Treveller in entry for Hannah Treveller, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • William Treveler in entry for Hannah Treveler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1771North Molton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (2)

    Name Meaning

    Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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