James Wooldridge

11 April 1762–19 January 1801 (Age 38)
Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Wooldridge was born on 11 April 1762, in Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Josiah Wooldridge, was 18 and his mother, Sarah Pardo, was 19. He married Hannah Jenkins on 4 November 1783, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 19 January 1801, in London, Middlesex, England, at the age of 38, and was buried in Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wooldridge
1762–1801
Hannah Jenkins
1761–
Marriage: 4 November 1783
John Wooldridge
1782–
Mary Wooldridge
1787–
Thomas Wooldridge
1791–
David Wooldridge
1795–

Spouse and Children

    Male1762–1801Male

    Hannah Jenkins

    Female1761–Female

MARRIAGE
4 November 1783
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    John Wooldridge

    Male1782–Male

    Mary Wooldridge

    Female1787–Female

    Thomas Wooldridge

    Male1791–Male

    David Wooldridge

    Male1795–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Wooldridge

    Male1743–1819Male

    Sarah Pardo

    Female1743–1805Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1762–1801Male

    Elizabeth Wooldridge

    Female1764–Female

    Charles Wooldridge

    Male1766–1817Male

    Jane Wooldridge

    Female1769–Female

    Bridget Wooldridge

    Female1771–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 8

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 13

"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."
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 18

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wol(f)rich, Old English Wulfrīc, composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + rīc ‘power’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Wooldridge, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • James Wooldridge, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • James Wooldridge, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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