William North

30 August 1666–21 November 1712
Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William North was christened on 30 August 1666, in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Matthew North, was 48 and his mother, Sara Haigh, was 46. He married Elizabeth Shaw in 1670, in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 21 November 1712, in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, at the age of 46.

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William North
Elizabeth Shaw
Marriage: 1670
William North
Mathew North
Mary North
Ann North
Benjamin North
Benjamin North

Spouse and Children

Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings


    Sara Haigh




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World Events (1)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name, from Middle English north ‘north’, for someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement ( compare Norrington 1), or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the north. Compare Norris 1.2 Irish: regional name for someone from Ulster, the northern area of Ireland, in part as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ultaigh ( see McNulty ) or (in Westmeath) of Ultach.3 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.

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

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