Watson Shillito

20 March 1743–
Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Watson

Watson Shillito was christened on 20 March 1743, in Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England as the son of Elizabeth Shilleto. He married Ann Parkinson on 7 February 1769, in Hemingfield, Yorkshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Watson Shillito
1743–
Ann Parkinson
1746–
Marriage: 7 February 1769

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 February 1769
Hemingfield, Yorkshire, England

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

English: unexplained. This surname seems to have a unique origin, in the parish of Featherstone, West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Watson Shillito, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Watson Shilleto, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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