George Myers

Brief Life History of George

When George Myers was born on 5 December 1784, in Manfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Myers, was 40 and his mother, Mary Hoggett, was 41. He died on 20 August 1849, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Richard Myers
1745–
Mary Hoggett
1743–
Mary Myers
1766–1798
Guillaume MYERS
1767–
Anthony Myers
1768–1848
Isabel Myers
1767–1856
Isabel Myers
1770–1840
Richard Myers
1773–1851
Sarah Myers
1777–
John Charlton Myers
1780–1828
George Myers
1784–1849

Sources (2)

  • George Myers, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Myres, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

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

"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."

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

Irish (Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir ‘descendant of Meidhir’, with post-medieval excrescent -s. Meidhir is a personal name based on meidhir ‘mirth’.

English (northern): variant of Myer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English (northern): habitational name from one or more of the minor placenames derived from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) in the plural form, such as Melmerby Mire in Melmerby, or Mires in Docker (both Cumbria).

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

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