John North

Maleabout 1761–1843

Brief Life History of John

When John North was born about 1761, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph North, was 30 and his mother, Mary Hallam, was 29. He married Penelope Drakefield on 19 November 1791, in Lockington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1843, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

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John North
Ann Dickenson
Marriage: 14 October 1811
Mary Dickenson
William Dickenson
Joseph North
John North

Sources (16)

  • John North, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John North, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John in entry for Joseph North, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1811
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 40

    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 47

    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 54

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English north ‘north’, denoting someone who had migrated from the north, especially someone from northern England living in the south of the country. It may also have been used to denote someone living in the northern part of a settlement or region.

    Irish: in Ireland, adopted for Mac an Ultaigh ‘son of the Ulsterman’, Ulster being the northern part of Ireland.

    German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.

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

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