Peter Trounson

about September 1788–23 June 1836 (Age 47)
St Erth, Cornwall, England

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Trounson was born about September 1788, in St Erth, Cornwall, England, his father, Peter Trounson, was 27 and his mother, Margaret James, was 26. He married Margaret Peters on 10 February 1811, in St Hilary, Cornwall, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 June 1836, in St Hilary, Cornwall, England, at the age of 47, and was buried in St Hilary, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Peter Trounson
Margaret Peters
Marriage: 10 February 1811
Mary Peters Trounson
Joel James Trounson
Elizabeth Trounson
Margaret Trounson
Jennifer Trounson
Peter Trounson

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World Events (7)

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Age 1
"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union
Age 13
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 20
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English troncho(u)n, trunch(o)un, tro(u)nson, ‘truncheon, club, cudgel’ (Old French truncun, tronchon), for someone who made or sold truncheons, or for an official who carried one. Compare Trounce , Trouncer .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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  • Peter Trownson in entry for Jeffs and Trownson, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Peter Trounson in entry for Joel James Trounson and Caroline Andrewartha, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Peter Trounson in entry for Joel James Trounson, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

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