William Beny

before 8 February 1743–
Ninfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Beny was born before 8 February 1743, in Ninfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Beny and Anne Biney. He married Ann Briant on 26 October 1774, in Catsfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Beny
1743–
Ann Briant
1747–
Marriage: 26 October 1774
Sarah Bryant
1769–1810
William Beeny Bene
1773–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 October 1774
Catsfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    William Beny

    MaleMale

    Anne Biney

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 58

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 65

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 72

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

Name Meaning

French: from beni ‘blessed’, the past participle of bénir ‘to bless’ (from Latin benedicere), presumably applied as a nickname, possibly with Christian overtones.

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

Sources (1)

  • William Biney, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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