John Hammersley

Male22 June 1777–

Brief Life History of John

John Hammersley was christened on 22 June 1777, in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England as the son of GEORGE HAMMERSLY and Elizabeth. He had at least 1 daughter with Sarah.

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John Hammersley
Sophia Hammersley

Sources (12)

  • John Hommersly, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Hammersley in entry for John Hammersley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Hammersley in entry for Thomas Docker and Sophia Hammersley, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984"

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World Events (2)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

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.

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): probably a habitational name from Ombersley (Worcestershire), which is recorded as Ambresley in the 12th century. Alternatively, perhaps a nickname from a Middle English descendant of Old English hamor-slege ‘hammer blow’; compare sweord-slege ‘sword stroke’.

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

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