Betsey Light

24 February 1793–
St Stithians, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey Light was christened on 24 February 1793, in St Stithians, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Thomas Light, was 22 and her mother, Jenefer Paul, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Richard Thomas Light
1770–
Jenefer Paul
1769–
Betsey Light
1793–
Jenefer Light
1794–
Emblyn Light
1795–
Richard Light
1798–
Andrew Light
1801–1801
Andrew Light
1802–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. 2. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English līoht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words lēoht and līoht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. 3. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English lȳt ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Betty Light, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Betsey Sight, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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