Edward Sparrow Aland

Brief Life History of Edward Sparrow

When Edward Sparrow Aland was born on 22 June 1781, in Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Aland, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Sparrow, was 24. He married Mary Elizabeth Leighfield on 4 November 1802, in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 26 August 1830, in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 49, and was buried in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edward Sparrow Aland
1781–1830
Mary Elizabeth Leighfield
1780–1839
Marriage: 4 November 1802
John Sparrow Aland
1803–1875
Edward Aland
1805–1813
Mary Aland
1808–1886
Elizabeth Aland
1810–1839
Sarah Aland
1812–1813
Ann Aland
1814–

Sources (36)

  • Edward Sparrow, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Alland, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Edward Sparrow Aland, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

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.

Name Meaning

Scandinavian (Åland): topographic name from the Åland Islands in the Gulf of Bothnia.

English: topographic name from Middle English atte lande (Old French laund) ‘dweller at the glade or pasture’, or sometimes perhaps, ‘dweller at the old cultivated land(s)’ from Old English eald, ald ‘old’ + land ‘land’.

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

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