Frances Gadsby

1787–18 January 1869 (Age 82)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frances

Frances Gadsby was born in 1787, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. She married George Henson on 9 May 1814. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 18 January 1869, in her hometown, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

George Henson
Frances Gadsby
Marriage: 9 May 1814
Elizabeth Henson
George Henson
Sarah Henson
Mary Henson
Ann Henson
John Henson
Henry Henson
Thomas Henson

Spouse and Children

9 May 1814


    Elizabeth Henson


    Sarah Henson


    Mary Henson


    Ann Henson


    John Henson


+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 14

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

Age 21

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.

Age 28

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 Gaddesby in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Gadesbi and so named from the Old Norse personal name Gaddr (or from Old Norse gaddr ‘spur (of land)’) + býr ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Gadsby, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Frances Gadsby, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Frances in entry for Mary Henson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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