William Bicknell

Male1754–10 February 1840

Brief Life History of William

William Bicknell was born in 1754, in Ilton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He married Gertrude Adams on 29 April 1803, in Isle Brewers, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 10 February 1840, in Isle Brewers, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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William Bicknell
Gertrude Adams
Marriage: 29 April 1803
Abigail Bicknell
Elizabeth Bicknell
Abigail Bicknell

Sources (5)

  • William Bicknell in entry for Abigail Bicknell, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • William Bicknell in entry for William Russell, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • William Bicknel in entry for Elizabeth Bicknel, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1803Isle Brewers, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (3)

    World Events (4)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 47

    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.


    Age 61

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


    Age 69

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire, Bickenhall in Somerset or Bignell in Oxfordshire. The former two are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. Bignell is named with the Old English personal name Biga + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Bignell .

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

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