John North

about 1761–1843 (Age 82)
Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John North was born about 1761, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph North, was 29 and his mother, Mary Hallam, was 27. 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 82.

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John North
Penelope Drakefield
Marriage: 19 November 1791
Mary North

Spouse and Children


    Penelope Drakefield


19 November 1791
Lockington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary North


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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

1 English: topographic name, from Middle English north ‘north’, for someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement ( compare Norrington 1), or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the north. Compare Norris 1.2 Irish: regional name for someone from Ulster, the northern area of Ireland, in part as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ultaigh ( see McNulty ) or (in Westmeath) of Ultach.3 German: from a short form of a 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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Sources (3)

  • John in entry for Mary North, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • John North, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • John North, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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