John Silvester

8 April 1764–
Stretton Upon Dunsmore, Leicestershire, England

The Life of John

When John Silvester was born on 8 April 1764, his father, Thomas Sylvester, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Cooper, was 23. He married Sarah Parrott on 10 January 1788, in Frankton, Warwickshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Frankton, Warwickshire, England in 1788.

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John Silvester
Sarah Parrott
Marriage: 10 January 1788
Elizabeth Silvester
Thomas Sylvester

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Parrott


10 January 1788
Frankton, Warwickshire, England


    Elizabeth Silvester


    Thomas Sylvester


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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 6

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 11

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 37

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.

Name Meaning

A male name derived from Latin "silvester," meaning wild or found in a wood, from "silva," a wood. A nickname is Sil. Sylvester is a variant spelling.

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Sources (3)

  • John Silvester in entry for Eliasebeth Silvester, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • John Silvester, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Jn Silvester in entry for Thos Silvester, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984"

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