Elizabeth Wellman


Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wellman was born in 1755, in Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England, her father, William Wellman, was 66 and her mother, Mary Orchard, was 31. She married Thomas Gill on 20 February 1778, in Melbury Bubb, Dorset, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Thomas Gill
Elizabeth Wellman
Marriage: 20 February 1778
Francis Gill
Ann Gill
John Gill
Henry Gill

Sources (17)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Thomas Gill, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Betty Wellman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Elizabeth Gill in entry for Henry Gill, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"

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  • Marriage
    20 February 1778Melbury Bubb, Dorset, England
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (7)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 15

    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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 20

    "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 32

    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

    English: topographic name from Middle English wel(le) ‘spring, well, stream’ + man ‘man’, for someone who lived by such a place.

    English: variant of Willman .

    Americanized form of German Wellmann .

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

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