William Geares

Brief Life History of William

When William Geares was born on 12 December 1779, in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Geers, was 26 and his mother, Elisabeth Reynalds, was 31. He married Mary Freeman on 1 July 1803, in Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 November 1841, in Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

William Geares
1779–1841
Mary Freeman
1784–
Marriage: 1 July 1803
Edith Gaze
1804–1874
Charlotte Gaze
1807–
George Gaze
1809–1885
William Gaze
1809–
Frederick Gaze
1811–
Frederick Geers
1812–
Harriot Gaze
1815–
Caroline Gaze
1820–1821
Shadrach Gaze
1822–1875

Sources (9)

  • William Geares, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Geers, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • William Gaze in entry for George Gaze and Eliza Hiccups, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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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.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

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

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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Rainer, Erwin.

German: variant of Gehring . Compare Gehris and Garis .

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

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