William Sutton

Male1801–September 1873

Brief Life History of William

When William Sutton was born in 1801, in Meeth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Sutton Sr, was 36 and his mother, Ann Tawton, was 41. He married Susanna Chapple on 25 October 1828, in Filleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Petrockstowe, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died in September 1873, in Torrington, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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William Sutton
Susanna Chapple
Marriage: 25 October 1828
John Sutton
Ann Sutton
John Sutton
Richard Sutton

Sources (12)

  • William Sutton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Sutton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Sutton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1828Filleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 0

    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.


    Age 14

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 22

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Sutton, named with Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The English surname is also common in Ireland (Wexford, Kildare), where it has been established since the 13th century and Gaelicized as de Sutún.

    Jewish (from the former Ottoman Empire, including Syria): unexplained.

    English: topographic name from Middle English (bi) suthentune ‘(at the place to the) south of the village’.

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

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