Thomas Read

28 August 1752–4 April 1802 (Age 49)
Northamptonshire, England

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Read was born on 28 August 1752, in Northamptonshire, England. He married Susanna Kingston on 17 October 1775, in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 4 April 1802, in Peterborough St John the Baptist, Northamptonshire, England, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Read
1752–1802
Susanna Kingston
1754–
Marriage: 17 October 1775
Farnces Read
1776–
John Read
1777–1778
Mary Read
1778–1810
John Read
1778–
Ann Read
1781–
Susannah Read
1783–1793
Susannah Read
1783–1784

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1775
Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(7)

    Farnces Read

    Female1776–Female

    Male1777–1778Male

    Female1778–1810Female

    Male1778–Male

    Female1781–Female

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World Events (5)

1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 2

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 18

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

Age 23

"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."

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Read in entry for John Read, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Read in entry for Ann Read, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Read in entry for Farnces Read, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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