Timothy Converse

Male6 July 1693–14 September 1693

Brief Life History of Timothy

When Timothy Converse was born on 6 July 1693, in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Capt. Josiah Converse Jr, was 32 and his mother, Ruth Marshall, was 30. He died on 14 September 1693, in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Capt. Josiah Converse Jr
Ruth Marshall
Ruth Converse
Mary Converse
Esther Converse
Josiah Converse
Timothy Converse
Rebecca Converse
Josiah Converse
Keziah Converse
Dr. Josiah Converse

Sources (5)

  • Timothy Convers, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Timothy Convers, "Massachusetts, Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Timothy Converse, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French convers literally ‘converted’, used to denote someone converted from secular to religious life in adult age, or, earlier, a lay member of a convent. The Cistercian and Augustinian conversi were men living according to a rule less strict than that of the monks or canons, engaged chiefly in manual work, with their own living quarters and their own part of the church. They were numerous among the Cistercians in the 12th and 13th centuries, often outnumbering the monks and were, by rule, illiterate. These lay brothers were employed on the monastic manors and granges, where they were liable to fall into the sin of owning private property. They acquired a reputation for violence and misbehaviour (at Neath, in 1269, they locked the abbot in his bedroom and stole his horses) and they were gradually replaced by more manageable paid servants.

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

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