John Avons

North Bradley, Wiltshire, England

The Life of John

When John Avons was born in 1750, in North Bradley, Wiltshire, England, his father, Edward Aven, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 38. He married Sarah Witcomb on 29 August 1770, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Avons
Sarah Witcomb
Marriage: 29 August 1770
Mary Avons
Sarah Avons
John Avons
William Avons

Spouse and Children

29 August 1770
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England


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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 2

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 4

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 37

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 Probably a variant of Welsh Evans .2 Possibly Latvian, from a dialect form of auns ‘ram’, ‘wether’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Aven, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Aven, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Avens, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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