Elizabeth Wellman

1755–
Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wellman was born in 1755, in Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England, her father, William Wellman, was 29 and her mother, Mary Orchard, was 30. 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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Family Time Line

Thomas Gill
1752–
Elizabeth Wellman
1755–
Marriage: 20 February 1778
Francis Gill
1779–
Ann Gill
1789–
John Gill
1789–
Henry Gill
1790–1792

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(4)

Parents and Siblings

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(8)

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

1 English: variant of Well , with the addition of man ‘man’, i.e. ‘man who lived by a stream’.2 Variant spelling of German Wellmann .3 Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element (found as a placename element, of various possible origins) + man ‘man’.

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

Possible Related Names

Well
Wellmann
Wellmon

Sources (16)

  • Elizabeth Gill in entry for Henry Gill, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Elizabeth Gill in entry for Francis Gill, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Betty Wellman, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"

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