James Cropper

1778–1850 (Age 72)
Newchurch in Rossendale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Cropper was born in 1778, in Newchurch in Rossendale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Hannah Bray. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cheshire, England in 1756 and Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 46 years. He died in 1850, in Chorley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72, and was buried in Goodshaw, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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James Cropper
Anne Greenwood
Betty Cropper
Elizabeth Whittaker
Ann Whitaker
Martha Whittaker
Ruth Whittaker
Susanna Whittaker
Andrew Whittaker

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World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 9

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.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 11

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a picker of fruit or vegetables or a reaper of cereal crops, from an agent derivative of Middle English cropt(en) ‘to pick’. The word was used also to denote the polling of cattle and the name may therefore have been given to someone who did this.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Wittaker in entry for Ruth Wittaker, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Ralph Wittaker in entry for Ruth Wittaker, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Ralph Whittaker in entry for James Taylor, "England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900"

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