Elizabeth Lang

about 1762–about 13 March 1846 (Age 84)
Lopen, Somerset, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Lang was born about 1762, in Lopen, Somerset, England, her father, Giles Lang, was 42 and her mother, Jean or Jane Osbourne, was 34. She married Robert Rawlins on 29 September 1807, in Church, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She died about 13 March 1846, in Lopen, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lopen, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Robert Rawlins
Elizabeth Lang
Marriage: 29 September 1807

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    Robert Rawlins



29 September 1807
Church, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 8

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 13

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 25

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.2 Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire.3 Chinese 郎: from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Baptism and Burial for Lot Lang son of Elizabeth Lang, Parish registers for Lopen, Somerset, England
  • Elizabeth Lang in entry for Lot Lang, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Rawlings, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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