John Rivers

Upavon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Rivers was born in 1710, in Upavon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Rivers, was 24 and his mother, Mary Maslen, was 17. He married Sarah Burrows on 26 March 1734, in Seagry, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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John Rivers
Sarah Burrows
Marriage: 26 March 1734
John Rivers
Joseph Rivers
Ann Rivers

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26 March 1734
Seagry, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 91

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 105

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

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Rivières, from the plural form of Old French rivière ‘river’ (originally meaning ‘riverbank’, from Latin riparia). The absence of English forms without the final -s makes it unlikely that it is ever from the borrowed Middle English vocabulary word river, but the French and other Romance cognates do normally have this sense.2 Common Americanized form of French Larivière .

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

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  • John Rivers in entry for George Rivers, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Rivers, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Rivers in entry for Joseph Rivers, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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