John Starley

Male1730–26 December 1803

Brief Life History 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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John Starley
Mary Sarah Smith
Marriage: about 1754
Sarah Starley
Elizabeth Starley
Mary Starley
John Starley

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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1754Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

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    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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.

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