James Beatham

10 December 1730–1778
Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, England

The Life Summary of James

When James Beatham was christened on 10 December 1730, in Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Beatham, was 36 and his mother, Jane Burra, was 30. He married Mary Bousfield on 11 February 1758, in Ravenstonedale, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1778, in his hometown, at the age of 48, and was buried in Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom.

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James Beatham
Mary Bousfield
Marriage: 11 February 1758
William Betham
Jane Betham
Jane Beetham
John Beatham
James Betham
Jane Betham

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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
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
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
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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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: habitational name from any of various places, for example in North Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, named Bentham, from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Sources (9)

  • James Beetham, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • James Beetham in entry for Mary, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • James Beetham in entry for Mary, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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