John Banks

about April 1743–6 March 1809
Cawton, Yorkshire, England

The Life of John

When John Banks was born about April 1743, in Cawton, Yorkshire, England, his father, Robert Banks, was 29 and his mother, Ann Moody, was 33. He married Elizabeth Taylor on 28 April 1771, in Gilling East, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in Gilling East, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Banks
Elizabeth Taylor
Marriage: 28 April 1771
William Banks
John Banks
Elizabeth Banks
Richard Banks
Robert Banks
Thomas Banks
Mary Banks

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Taylor


28 April 1771
Gilling East, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    William Banks


    Elizabeth Banks


    John Banks


    Richard Banks


    Robert Banks


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Banks


    Ann Moody




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 9

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 11

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

Age 27

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). The final -s may occasionally represent a plural form, but it is most commonly an arbitrary addition made after the main period of surname formation, perhaps under the influence of patronymic forms with a possessive -s.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’, a byname for a large-bellied person. The English form was chosen because of a mistaken association of the Gaelic name with bruach ‘bank’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Banks in entry for Thomas Banks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Banks in entry for Elizabeth Banks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Banks, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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