William

28 May 1785– (Age NaN)
Tyldesley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William was born on 28 May 1785, in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Brown, was 37 and his mother, Alice Hoggden, was 33. He died in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Brown
1748–1831
Alice Hoggden
1752–
Ann
1772–
James Brown
1773–
Moley Brown
1775–
Matty Brown
1776–
Betty Brown
1778–
William
1781–
William
1785–
Thomas
1788–

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 16
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
Age 30
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823
Age 38
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • William Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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