Letitia Tye

Female12 July 1742–9 August 1811

Brief Life History of Letitia

When Letitia Tye was christened on 12 July 1742, in Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Peerless, was 43 and her mother, Letitia Tye, was 27. 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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Family Time Line

William Best
1724–
Letitia Tye
1742–1811
Marriage: 2 June 1765
William Best
1765–1766
Letitia Best
1766–
William Best
1769–
John Best
1771–
Betty Best
1773–
Reuben Best
1775–1840
Philly Best
1778–
Benjamin Best
1781–
Isaac Best
1786–

Sources (11)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1765
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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

    English (mainly Kent): from Middle English tye, teghe, teye ‘enclosed piece of land; large area of common pasture’ (Old English tēag, tīege). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on or near such a piece of land, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Teigh (Rutland) or Great, Little, and Marks Tey (Essex).

    North German: from a short form, Tide, of the personal name Dietrich .

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 鄭, probably representing its Teochew, Hokkien, or Taiwanese pronunciation. See Zheng 1.

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

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