Miriam Wookey

West Harptree, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Miriam

When Miriam Wookey was born in 1777, in West Harptree, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wookey, was 26 and her mother, Mary Vowles, was 24. She married James Allen on 29 December 1801, in Chew Stoke, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

James Allen
Miriam Wookey
Marriage: 29 December 1801
Ann Allen
Miriam Allen
Mary Allen
Thomas Allen
James Allen

Spouse and Children

29 December 1801
Chew Stoke, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 24

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 31

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (2)

  • Miriam Allen in household of Mary Salter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Marriage record of Miriam Wookey and James Allen

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