Richard Stennett

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Stennett was born on 15 April 1759, in Ewerby, Lincolnshire, England, his father, Joseph Stennett, was 43 and his mother, Mary Gibson, was 41. He married Sarah Parker on 12 January 1781, in Ewerby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1797, in Ewerby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 39.

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Richard Stennett
Sarah Parker
Marriage: 12 January 1781
Joseph Stennett
Mary Stennett
Sarah Stennett
Alice Stennett
William Stennett
Thomas Stennett
Thomas Stennett

Sources (19)

  • Richd Stennett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richd Stannett in entry for Tho Stennell, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Stennett - Church record: birth: 15 April 1759; Ewerby, Lincolnshire, England

World Events (4)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

"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."

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): from a shortened form of Stevenet, a pet form of the personal name Steven with the suffix -ot.

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

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