John Furner

about 1764–
Brede, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Furner was born about 1764, in Brede, Sussex, England, his father, Samuel Furner, was 19 and his mother, Sarah Eldridge, was 22. He married Elizabeth Barnes on 9 February 1790, in Westfield, Sussex, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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John Furner
Elizabeth Barnes
Marriage: 9 February 1790
John Furner
Mary Furner

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  • Marriage
    9 February 1790Westfield, Sussex, England
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    World Events (7)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 6
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 11
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 37
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English furner, fourner ‘baker, person in charge of a bake-house or oven’ (Old French fornier, furnier ‘baker’; Late Latin furnarius, a derivative of furnus ‘oven’). Compare Fournier .

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

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