Rachel Denning

Female12 December 1731–

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Denning was born on 12 December 1731, in Kilmersdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Denning, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Adams, was 28. She married Samuel Hamblyn on 5 January 1753, in Kilmersdon, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Samuel Hamblyn
Rachel Denning
Marriage: 5 January 1753
Martha Hamblyn
Rachael Hamblyn
Edward Hamblyn

Sources (7)

  • Rachel Denning, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Rachel in entry for Martha Hamblyn, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Rachel in entry for Rachel Hamblyn, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1753Kilmersdon, Somerset, England
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 21

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 23

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 39

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Denning, a derivative of Old English Dynna, a name of uncertain origin, but perhaps derived from dunn ‘brown, dun-colored’.

    Irish (northern): variant of Dineen .

    German: habitational name from Denning in Bavaria.

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

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