John Saul

6 October 1771–
Burton in Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Saul was christened on 6 October 1771, in Burton in Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Saul, was 35 and his mother, Jane Catterick, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Saul
1735–
Jane Catterick
1740–
Ann Saul
1761–1836
Elizabeth Saul
1764–
Jane Saul
1766–
Sarah Saul
1769–1770
John Saul
1771–
Mary Saul
1774–
Thomas Saul
1777–
Alice Saul
1780–1842

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Italian, and Jewish: from the personal name Saul (Hebrew Shaul ‘asked-for’), the name of the king of Israel whose story is recounted in the first book of Samuel. In spite of his success in uniting Israel and his military prowess, Saul had a troubled reign, not least because of his long conflict with the young David, who eventually succeeded him. Perhaps for this reason, the personal name was not particularly common in medieval times. A further disincentive to its popularity as a Christian name was the fact that it was the original name of St. Paul, borne by him while he was persecuting Christians, and rejected by him after his conversion to Christianity. It may in part have arisen as a nickname for someone who had played the part of the Biblical king in a religious play.

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

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Sources (1)

  • John, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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