James Dury

Washington, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

James Dury was born in 1780, in Washington, Durham, England, United Kingdom as the son of Thomas Drury and Mrs Katherine Wilkinson.

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Thomas Drury
Mrs Katherine Wilkinson
Ann Drury
Eleanor Dury
Margaret Dury
Robert Dury
Dorothy Drury
John Dury
James Dury

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 21
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 28
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.
Age 35
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Dury, the name of several places in the north of France, e.g. in Aisne, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme, from the Gallo-Roman estate Duriacum.French and Walloon: topographic name, with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’, for someone who lived by a stream, from regional French ry and Walloon ri ‘stream’ (from Latin rivus); or a habitational name for someone from Le Ry, a place e.g. in Wallonia (Belgium). This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium. Compare Durieux .English: either a habitational name from Dury in Lydford, Devon, or a name of French origin (see above), the surname having been taken to England by the Huguenots.

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

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  • James Dury, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Dury -

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