John Furner

about 1764–
Brede, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Furner was born about 1764, in Brede, Sussex, England, his father, Samuel Furner, was 17 and his mother, Sarah Eldridge, was 21. He married Elizabeth Barnes on 9 February 1790, in Westfield, Sussex, England.

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John Furner
1764–
Elizabeth Barnes
Marriage: 9 February 1790

Spouse and Children

    Male1764–Male

    Elizabeth Barnes

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
9 February 1790
Westfield, Sussex, England

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World Events (2)

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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."

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a baker, from Old French fo(u)rnier(Late Latin furnarius, a derivative of furnus ‘oven’).

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

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