John Ovenden

Male1721–October 1799

Brief Life History of John

When John Ovenden was born in 1721, in Ham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ovenden, was 31 and his mother, Susanna Cox, was 32. He married Margaret Ratley on 5 April 1746, in Woodnesborough, Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died in October 1799, in Woodnesborough, Kent, England, at the age of 78, and was buried in Woodnesborough, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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John Ovenden
Margaret Ratley
Marriage: 5 April 1746
Elizabeth Overden
Lydia Ovenden
James Ovenden
Margaret Ovenden
Ann Overden
Richard Ovenden
James Ovenden
Susanna Ovenden
Jesse Ovenden
Aaron Ovenden
Frances Ovenden
Hannah Ovenden

Sources (27)

  • John Ovenden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Onerden, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Ovenden, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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  • Marriage
    5 April 1746Woodnesborough, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (6)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 31

    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 33

    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 49

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

    1 English: (i) locative name perhaps from Ovingdean (Sussex), which is recorded as Ouingeden in the 11th century and Vuingeden in 1198, though no medieval forms of this surname have been found; an alternative derivation from (2) is not impossible, by family migration. The place-name Ovingdean derives from the Old English personal name Ofa or Ūfa + the Old English group name suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + Old English denu ‘valley’. (ii) see Ovington .

    2 English: locative name, possibly sometimes from Ovenden (WR Yorks), which is recorded as Ovenden and Ovinden in the 13th century, but Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames argues that in WR Yorks it is chiefly a variant of the Lancs surname Wolfenden , citing Lawrence Woffendenne or Hovenden, 1560–4 (Halifax parish registers), and JoshuaWolfenden otherwise Woffindale otherwise Ovenden of Heckmondwike, 1770 (Birstall parish registers). The place-name Ovenden derives from Old English ofen ‘furnace’ or ofan, ufan ‘over, above’ + denu ‘valley’.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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