Elizabeth Howson

about 1773–
Westmorland, England

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Howson was born about 1773, in Westmorland, England. She married Francis Beck on 25 May 1801, in Burton in Kendal, Westmorland, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Burton in Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Francis Beck
Elizabeth Howson
Marriage: 25 May 1801
James Beck
Twin Isabella Beck
John Beck
Ann Beck
George Beck
John Beck
Isabella Beck
Isabella Beck
John Howson Beck

Spouse and Children

25 May 1801
Burton in Kendal, Westmorland, England


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World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 2

"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."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 28

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 35

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.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Hugh .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Betsy Beck in household of Frances Beck, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth Howson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Elizabeth in entry for James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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