John Castle

1809–February 1841 (Age 32)
New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Castle was born in 1809, in New York, United States, his father, William Castle, was 17 and his mother, Sarah, was 14. He married Lucy Dewater about 1822, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in February 1841, in Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 32, and was buried in St Laurence in Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Castle
Lucy Dewater
Marriage: about 1822
Henry Castle
Chastina Castle

Spouse and Children

about 1822
United States


    Henry Castle


    Chastina Castle


Parents and Siblings

    William Castle






World Events (7)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 6

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 10

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English castel ‘castle’, ‘fortified building or set of buildings’, especially the residence of a feudal lord (Late Latin castellum, a diminutive of castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’). The name would also have denoted a servant who lived and worked at such a place.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John in entry for Henry Castle, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • John Castle in entry for Chattie Castle Rawson, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • John Castle, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"

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