William Fletcher

2 December 1764–
Little Wenlock, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Fletcher was christened on 2 December 1764, in Little Wenlock, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel Fletcher, was 30 and his mother, Ann Shepherd, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Fletcher
1734–
Ann Shepherd
1730–
Mary Fletcher
1750–
Ursulah Fletcher
1762–1835
Benjamin Fletcher
1773–1844
Ursula Fletcher
1752–1757
George Fletcher
1754–
Joseph Fletcher
1756–
Daniel Fletcher
1758–
Thomas Fletcher
1760–
William Fletcher
1764–
Landia Fletcher
1766–
Sarah Fletcher
1770–

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Fletcher

    Male1734–Male

    Female1730–Female

siblings

(11)

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (3)

  • William Fletcher, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • William Fletcher, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"
  • William Fletcher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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