William Pett

1709–1786 (Age 77)
West Malling, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Pett was born in 1709, his father, Thomas PETT, was 37 and his mother, Ann E EVERNDEN, was 27. He married Mary Taylor on 26 June 1735, in Seal, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 4 March 1786, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Pett
1709–1786
Mary Taylor
1707–1747
Marriage: 26 June 1735
Ann Pett
1736–1765
Thomas Pett
1740–1780
Mary Pett
1738–1813
Elizabeth Pett
1743–1821
Margaret Pett
1746–1807
Sarah Pett
1750–1795

Spouse and Children

    Male1709–1786Male

    Mary Taylor

    Female1707–1747Female

MARRIAGE
26 June 1735
Seal, Kent, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Ann Pett

    Female1736–1765Female

    Mary Pett

    Female1738–1813Female

    Thomas Pett

    Male1740–1780Male

    Elizabeth Pett

    Female1743–1821Female

    Margaret Pett

    Female1746–1807Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas PETT

    Male1672–1740Male

    Ann E EVERNDEN

    Female1682–1750Female

siblings

(4)

    Thomas Pett

    Male1704–1761Male

    Ann E Pett

    Female1705–1775Female

    Male1709–1786Male

    Robert Pett

    Male1725–1778Male

Name Meaning

1 English (southeast): variant of Pitt .2 French: from a Germanic personal name, Petto or Betto, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ as the first element.

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

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Story Highlight

History of Pett Ancestry:

THE PETT ANCESTRY The roots of Elizabeth Pett (Burbank) begin back in Sevenoakes, Kent, England. Pett’s living there claim to have descended from an old naval family going back to 1553. Sir Phineas …

Sources (3)

  • William Pett in entry for Margarett, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • William Pett, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • William Pett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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