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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William Prewelt
Elizabeth Read
Marriage: 19 April 1756
Elizabeth Prewett
William Prewett
John Prewett
John Prewett
Silas Prewett
Abraham Prewett
Elizabeth Prewett
Martha Prewett
Sara Prewett
An Prewett

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"

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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.


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


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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