Thomas Fisher

about 1739–21 January 1842
Cheshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Fisher was christened about 1739, in Cheshire, England, his father, Thomas Fisher, was 22 and his mother, Mary Holmes, was 26. He married Margrett Clement on 21 July 1762, in West Kirby, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blacon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1762 and Chester St Mary on the Hill, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1777. He died on 21 January 1842, in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 103.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Fisher
1739–1842
Margrett Clement
1743–1777
Marriage: 21 July 1762
Fredrick James Fisher
1759–1846
William Fisher
1765–
John Fisher
1768–
Elizabeth Fisher
1771–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 July 1762
West Kirby, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

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

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Fisher, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Thomas Fisher, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Thomas Fisher in entry for Margaret Fisher, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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