Thomas Harper

26 May 1728–
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Harper was born on 26 May 1728, in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Harper, was 26 and his mother, Jane Turner, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Harper
1701–
Jane Turner
1700–
Elizabeth Harper
1726–
Thomas Harper
1728–
Hannah Harper
1730–
John Harper
1732–
Edward Harper
1735–
Benjamin Harper
1737–1737
John Harper
1739–1816

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 73

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.
1815

Age 87

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 95

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Tho. Harper, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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