Ann Sparling

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Sparling was born in 1784, in Adare, County Limerick, Ireland, her father, Philip Sparling, was 19 and her mother, Catherine Ann Cronsberry, was 21. She married Jacob William Shier, Jr. in 1804, in Adare, County Limerick, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 18 September 1843, in Brock, Durham, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 59, and was buried in Brock, Durham, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Jacob William Shier, Jr.
Ann Sparling
Marriage: 1804
William Shier
George Shier
Philip Shier.
Elizabeth Shier
Rachael Shier
Adam S Shier
Mary Ann Shier
Margaret Jane Shier..
Martha Shier
Joseph Shier
John Shier

Sources (11)

  • Anne in entry for Joseph Shier, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • Anne in entry for John Shire, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • Ann in entry for Joseph Shier and Mary Took, "Ontario, Marriages, 1800-1910"

World Events (3)


Battle of Antrim.


The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.


The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Sperling, Sparling, Spirling, Spurling, Old English Spyrling. It has been suggested that this could be a metathesized and shortened form of Old English Sprytling, a derivative of Spryt(t)el, which forms the first element in the Lincolnshire placename Spridlington, though the etymology of the placename is uncertain.

English: from Middle English sperling, sparling, spirling, spurling, Anglo-Norman French esperlinge, Middle Dutch spierlinc, denoting some kind of small fish, perhaps smelt, sprat, pilchard, or whiting. It may have been given to someone who caught, sold, or resembled such fish.

Americanized form of German Sperling .

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

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