Elizabeth Read

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Read was born about 1735, in Pitton and Farley, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Read, was 44 and her mother, Helena Collins, was 38. She married William Prewelt on 19 April 1756, in Pitton and Farley, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Prewelt
1735–1793
Elizabeth Read
1735–
Marriage: 19 April 1756
Elizabeth Prewett
1757–
William Prewett
1765–1849
John Prewett
1759–
John Prewett
1759–
Silas Prewett
1763–
Abraham Prewett
1765–
Elizabeth Prewett
1768–
Martha Prewett
1771–
Sara Prewett
1773–
An Prewett
1777–

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth Read, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Elisabeth in entry for Silas Prewett, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"
  • Elisabeth in entry for William Prewett, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"

World Events (4)

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.

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Reed .

History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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