John Oldham

5 October 1763–
Denton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Oldham was born on 5 October 1763, in Denton, Lancashire, England, his father, John Oldham, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Bowker, was 41.

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Family Time Line

John Oldham
1727–1814
Hannah Bowker
1722–1796
Mary Oldham
1748–1753
George Oldham
1752–
Joseph Oldham
1756–1843
Anne Oldham
1749–1753
John Odham
1750–
Mary Oldham
1753–1825
Betty Oldham
1758–
Thomas Oldham
1760–
Peggy Oldham
1761–
John Oldham
1763–
Jane Oldham
1764–
Hannah Oldham
1766–
James Oldam
1769–

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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 7

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 12

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 38

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:1. habitational name from the place in Lancashire, so named from Middle English ald, old ‘old’+ holm ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’, ‘promontory’. 2. topographic name from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + hamm ‘water meadow’, ‘low-lying land by a river’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Oldham, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Oldham, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Oldham - christening: 27 November 1763; Denton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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