Charles Wiltshire

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Wiltshire was christened on 6 October 1743, in Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wiltshire, was 37 and his mother, Anne Wheeler, was 36. He married Rebecca Mason on 29 January 1770, in Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1821, in Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, England, at the age of 78, and was buried in Severn Stoke, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wiltshire
1743–1821
Rebecca Mason
1747–1783
Marriage: 29 January 1770
John Wilshire
1771–
William Wishaw
1774–1821
Joseph Wiltshire
1777–
James Wiltshire
1780–
Thomas Wiltshire
1780–
Sarah Wiltshire
1782–

Sources (13)

  • Charles Wilkshire, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charles Wiltshire, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Charles Wiltshire in entry for Rebecca Wiltshire, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

World Events (8)

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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: habitational name from the county of Wiltshire in southwest central England, which gets its name from Wilton (once the county's principal town) + Old English scīr ‘shire, administrative division’.

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

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