John Hughes

1750–26 September 1806 (Age 56)
Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England

The Life of John

When John Hughes was born in 1750, in Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England, his father, Richard Hughes, was 31 and his mother, Mary Atkinson, was 28. He married Ann Ashbury on 14 October 1773, in Kingsdown St John, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 26 September 1806, in his hometown, at the age of 56, and was buried in Minster, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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John Hughes
Ann Ashbury
Marriage: 14 October 1773
Richard Hughes
John Hughes
William Hughes

Spouse and Children

14 October 1773
Kingsdown St John, Kent, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

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.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 20

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh .2 Welsh: variant of Howells .3 Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McCoy ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Hughes, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • John Hughes, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Hughes in entry for Sarah Hughes, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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