William Singleton

8 May 1802–January 1872 (Age 69)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Singleton was born on 8 May 1802, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Singleton, was 34 and his mother, Mary Riding, was 34. He married Elizabeth Birchell on 7 June 1823, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died in January 1872, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69, and was buried in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Singleton
1802–1872
Elizabeth Birchell
1803–
Marriage: 7 June 1823
Joseph Singleton
1824–1840
Elizabeth Singleton
1826–
John Singleton
1826–1827
Mary Singleton
1828–
Alice Singleton
1831–1831
Dorothy Singleton
1833–1834
William Singleton
1836–1840
Thomas Singleton
1838–1839
Robert Singleton
1838–
Thomas Singleton
1840–1872
Jane Singleton
1842–1845
Betsey Singleton
1844–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 June 1823
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 6

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.
1815

Age 13

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 21

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex. The former seems from the present-day distribution of the surname to be the major source, and is named from Old English scingel ‘shingle(s)’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter gets its name from Old English sengel ‘burnt clearing’ + tūn.

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

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Occupation

-According to Ken Singleton's notes William worked as a chairmaker.

Sources (3)

  • William Singleton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Singleton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Singleton in household of Thomas Singleton, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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