William Baldwin

13 October 1745–
Lamberhurst, Kent, England

The Life of William

When William Baldwin was born on 13 October 1745, in Lamberhurst, Kent, England, his father, Thomas Baldwin, was 30 and his mother, Ann Pierce, was 26. He married Mary Card on 9 June 1777, in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Baldwin
1745–
Mary Card
1753–
Marriage: 9 June 1777
Noah Baldwin
1776–1861
Benjamin Baldwin
1777–1857
Martha Baldwin
1780–1781
Daniel Baldwin
1781–
Martha Baldwin
1782–1850
Uriah Baldwin
1786–1860
Jesse Baldwin
1788–
Phoebe Baldwin
1789–1867
Mary Ann Baldwin
1793–1793
Matilda Baldwin
1796–1852
David Baldwin
1798–1841

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 June 1777
Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom
children

(11)

    Noah Baldwin

    Male1776–1861Male

    Benjamin Baldwin

    Male1777–1857Male

    Martha Baldwin

    Female1780–1781Female

    Daniel Baldwin

    Male1781–Male

    Martha Baldwin

    Female1782–1850Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Baldwin

    Male1715–1758Male

    Ann Pierce

    Female1719–Female

siblings

(7)

    Thomas Baldwin

    Male1740–1742Male

    Rachel Baldwin

    Female1741–Female

    Thomas Baldwin

    Male1742–Male

    Ann Baldwin

    Female1744–Female

    Male1745–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 7

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 9

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.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 42

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ + wine ‘friend’, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the personal name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusader kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin , Count of Flanders ( 1172–1205 ), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinople ( 1204 ). As an American surname it has absorbed Dutch spellings such as Boudewijn.2 Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Maolagáin ( see Milligan ), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald’, ‘hairless’ with English bald.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Baldwin, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • William Baldwin, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • William Baldwin in entry for Matilda Baldwin, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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