Ann Wild

1743–
Owslebury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Wild was born in 1743, in Owslebury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Wild, was 30 and her mother, Mary Gidge, was 29. She married Richard Sims on 29 December 1763, in Owslebury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Richard Sims
1734–
Ann Wild
1743–
Marriage: 29 December 1763
Sarah Sims
1766–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 December 1763
Owslebury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 58

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

Age 65

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 72

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English wild ‘wild’, ‘uncontrolled’ (Old English wilde), hence a nickname for a man of violent and undisciplined character, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of overgrown uncultivated land.2 English: habitational name from a place named Wyld, as for example in Berkshire and Dorset, both named from Old English wil ‘trap’, ‘snare’.3 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): cognate of 1, from Middle High German wilde, wilt, German wild ‘wild’, also used in the sense ‘strange’, ‘foreign’, and therefore in some cases a nickname for an incomer.

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

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  • Ann in entry for Sarah Sims, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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