Benjamin Silk

10 December 1754–
Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin

Benjamin Silk was christened on 10 December 1754, in Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Thomas Silk and Ann. He married Rebecca Greathead on 6 October 1776, in Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, England in 1776.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Silk
1754–
Rebecca Greathead
1756–1800
Marriage: 6 October 1776
Thomas Silk
1777–
Benjamin Silk
1780–
William Silk
1782–
Elizabeth Silk
1785–1841
Mary Silk
1787–
Richard Silk
1790–1809
Hannah Silk
1793–1855
Ann Silk
1796–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1776
Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

    Thomas Silk

    Male1777–Male

    Benjamin Silk

    Male1780–Male

    Male1782–Male

    Elizabeth Silk

    Female1785–1841Female

    Mary Silk

    Female1787–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Silk

    Male1726–Male

    Ann

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

"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

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: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Silkin ( see Sill ).3 Irish (Galway): Anglicized form (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Síoda ( see Sheedy ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Silk in entry for Rebecca, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Benjamin Silk in entry for Rebecca, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Benjamin Silk in entry for Rebecca, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"

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