Ann Wragg

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Wragg was born on 18 December 1782, in Beighton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Wragg, was 35 and her mother, Ann Minskip, was 26.

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George Wragg
Ann Minskip
Elizabeth Wragg
Mary Wragg
William Wragg
Ann Wragg
Sarah Wragg
George Wragg
Francis Wragg

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    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.


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

    Name Meaning

    English (West Yorkshire and Derbyshire):

    from the Old Norse (Old Danish) personal name Wraghi, of uncertain origin and meaning.

    variant of Ragge, from Middle English ragge ‘scrap of cloth, flap (of a garment), rag’, perhaps for someone who wore tattered clothing or clothes ornamented with strips of fabric. Alternatively, ragge might have been a shortened form of Middle English ragged ‘tattered, shaggy’. Perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Rag Field in Wonersh (Surrey). The placename probably derives from Middle English ragge ‘moss, lichen’ (Old English ragge, a side-form of ragu).

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

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