John Catton

12 January 1745–
Blankney, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Catton was born on 12 January 1745, in Blankney, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Catton, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Goode, was 28. He married Ann Wilkinson on 7 January 1766, in Blankney, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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John Catton
Ann Wilkinson
Marriage: 7 January 1766
John Catton
Joseph Catton
Ann Catton
John Catton
Ann Catton
Sarah Catton

Spouse and Children

7 January 1766
Blankney, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 7

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 9

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.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 42

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of the various places called Catton, for example in Derbyshire, Norfolk, and North Yorkshire, all apparently from an Old English byname Catta meaning ‘cat’ or Old Norse Káti meaning ‘boy’+ Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. 2. from a pet form of Catherine .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Catton, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • John Catton, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • John Catton in entry for Ann Catton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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