Letitia Tye

12 July 1742–9 August 1811
Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Letitia

When Letitia Tye was christened on 12 July 1742, in Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Pearless, was 43 and her mother, Letitia Tye, was 17. She married William Best on 2 June 1765. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She was buried in Chiddingstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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William Best
Letitia Tye
Marriage: 2 June 1765
William Best
Letitia Best
William Best
John Best
Betty Best
Reuben Best
Philly Best
Benjamin Best
Isaac Best

Spouse and Children

2 June 1765


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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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

1 English (mainly East Anglia): topographic name for someone who lived by a common pasture, Middle English tye (Old English tēag).2 North German: from a short form, Tide, of the personal name Dietrich .

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

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  • Leticiah in entry for William Best, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Leticiah in entry for Bette Best, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Leatecia in entry for Benjamin Best, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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