William Paxton

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

The Life 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

    Male1785–1867Male

    Sarah

    Female1779–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1806
children

(5)

    John Paxton

    Male1807–1888Male

    Sarah Paxton

    Female1809–Female

    William Paxton

    Male1810–1876Male

    Charles Paxton

    MaleMale

    Richard Paxton

    MaleMale

Parents and Siblings

    John Paxton

    Male1757–1832Male

    Elizabeth DICKERSON

    Female1757–1828Female

siblings

(9)

    John Paxton

    Male1778–1778Male

    Sarah Paxton

    Female1779–1779Female

    Joseph Paxton

    Male1782–1782Male

    John Paxton

    Male1784–1792Male

    Male1785–1867Male

+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 (3)

  • 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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