William Paxton

about 1785–8 July 1867 (Age 82)
St Neots, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Paxton was born about 1785, in St Neots, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Paxton, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth DICKERSON, was 28. He married Sarah about 1806. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 8 July 1867, in Saint Neots, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Paxton
1785–1867
Sarah
1779–
Marriage: about 1806
John Paxton
1807–1888
Charles Paxton
Richard Paxton
Sarah Paxton
1809–
William Paxton
1810–1876

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1806
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 16
    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 23
    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 30
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: habitational name from places in the former county of Berwickshire and in Cambridgeshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pæcc + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

    Sources (11)

    • William Paxton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Paxton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • William Paxton in entry for John Paxton and Lucy Tingey Mole, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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