William Cree

Maleabout 1756–1844

Brief Life History of William

When William Cree was born about 1756, in Clowne, Derbyshire, England, his father, William Cree, was 28 and his mother, Gertrude, was 25. He married Sarah Woodhead on 25 November 1778, in Clowne, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1844, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

William Cree
Sarah Woodhead
Marriage: 25 November 1778
Elizabeth Cree
Ann Cree
William Cree
John Cree
Thomas Cree
Sarah Cree
William Cree
Sarah Cree
William Cree
Martha Cree
George Cree
David Cree
Joseph Cree
Elizabeth Cree

Sources (41)

  • William Cree, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • William Cree in entry for William Cree, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"
  • William Cree in entry for Sarah Cree, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1778Clowne, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 14

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

    Age 19

    "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."

    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

    Age 31

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: shortened form of McCree (see McRae ).

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

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