Charles Read

8 April 1770–10 January 1881
Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles

Charles Read was christened on 8 April 1770, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Thomas Read and Mary. He died on 10 January 1881, at the age of 110.

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Thomas Read
Mary
Charles Read
1770–1881

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Read

    MaleMale

    Mary

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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  • Wiltshire Burials Index 1538-1990
  • Wiltshire baptisms index 1530-1917

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