John Starley

1730–26 December 1803 (Age 73)
Cuckfield, Sussex, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Starley was born in 1730, in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, his father, Thomas Starley, was 41 and his mother, Ann Walter, was 38. He married Mary Sarah Smith about 1754, in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 26 December 1803, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Starley
1730–1803
Mary Sarah Smith
1733–
Marriage: about 1754
Sarah Starley
1755–1836
Elizabeth Starley
1757–
Mary Starley
1763–1833
John Starley
1768–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1754Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (6)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
    Age 22
    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
    1754 · Seven Years' War
    Age 24
    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 40
    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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): possibly a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English adjective stereli, derived from stere ‘strong, hardy, powerful, steadfast’, like sickly from sick. Alternatively, it may be a habitational name, perhaps from Startley in Great Somerford (Wiltshire).

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

    Sources (9)

    • John Stearly, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Starley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
    • John Starley, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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