William Flinders

22 July 1781–4 November 1852
Caxton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Flinders was christened on 22 July 1781, in Caxton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Flinders, was 41 and his mother, Elizebeth Addams, was 24. He died on 4 November 1852, in Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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John Flinders
Elizebeth Addams
John Flinders
Elizabeth Flinders
William Flinders

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    Elizebeth Addams




World Events (5)

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.

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

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Flanders .2 Anglicized form of Dutch Vlinder, a nickname from vlinder ‘butterfly’.

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

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  • Willm. Flinders, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Flinders, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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