Anne Bentley

Brief Life History of Anne

When Anne Bentley was born about 1780, in Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Bentley, was 33 and her mother, Ann, was 29. She married George Birthwistle on 14 February 1801. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 June 1835, at the age of 56.

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George Birthwistle
Anne Bentley
Marriage: 14 February 1801
Thomas Birtwistle
Susan Birtwistle
Peggy Birtwistle
Ann Birtwistle
John Birtwistle
George Birtwistle
Richard Birtwistle
Nellie Birtwistle
Joseph Birtwistle

Sources (12)

  • Anne Bentley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Annae in entry for Anna Birtwistle, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne in entry for John Birtwistle, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (5)

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.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, the chief of which are in Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and East and South Yorkshire. The placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.

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

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