William Dobson

Maleabout 1722–26 June 1804

Brief Life History of William

William Dobson was born about 1722, in Willington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Edward Dobson and Prudence. He married Ann Atterton on 14 September 1747, in Willington, Bedfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 26 June 1804, in Sandy, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83, and was buried in Willington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Dobson
Ann Atterton
Marriage: 14 September 1747
Elizabeth Dobson
Henry Dobson
William Dobson
Elizabeth Dobson

Sources (6)

  • William Dobson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Dobson, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • William Dobson in entry for William Dobson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    14 September 1747Willington, Bedfordshire, England
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 30

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 32

    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 48

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dob(b), a rhyming pet form of Robert (see Dobbe ), + -son.

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

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