William Wickens

1744–
Rotherfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Wickens was born in 1744, in Rotherfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wickens, was 29 and his mother, Mary Trendall, was 26. He married Mary Smith on 3 April 1768, in Buxted, Sussex, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Wickens
1744–
Mary Smith
1749–1828
Marriage: 3 April 1768
Joseph Wickens
1768–
Jane Wickens
1769–
Sarah Wickens
1770–
William Wickens
1773–
Crispin Wickens
1776–
Ambros Wickins
1778–
Thomas Wickens
1780–1780
Thomas Wickins
1780–
Samuel Wickens
1781–
Elizabeth Wickens
1783–
James Wickens
1786–

Spouse and Children

    Male1744–Male

    Mary Smith

    Female1749–1828Female

MARRIAGE
3 April 1768
Buxted, Sussex, England
children

(11)

    Joseph Wickens

    Male1768–Male

    Jane Wickens

    Female1769–Female

    Sarah Wickens

    Female1770–Female

    William Wickens

    Male1773–Male

    Crispin Wickens

    Male1776–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Wickens

    Male1715–1771Male

    Mary Trendall

    Female1718–Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 57

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 64

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.
1815

Age 71

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wicken , with the addition of the Middle English plural or genitive suffix -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Wickens in entry for Mary, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • William Wickins in entry for Joseph Wickins, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Wickins in entry for Jane Wickins, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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