William Pullum

about 1743–1777 (Age 34)
Gillingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Pullum was born about 1743, in Gillingham, Norfolk, England. He married Mary Lilleston on 17 December 1759, in Chedgrave, Norfolk, England. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died in 1777, at the age of 34, and was buried in Gillingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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William Pullum
Mary Lilleston
Marriage: 17 December 1759
Elizabeth Pulham
Mary Pulham
Sarah Pulham
Anne Pullan
Esther Pulham

Spouse and Children

17 December 1759
Chedgrave, Norfolk, England


World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 9

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 11

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 27

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Pulham, in Dorset, Norfolk, or Devon. The first two are named with Old English pōl or pull ‘pool’ + hām ‘homestead’, ‘settlement’ or hamm ‘river meadow’, ‘land surrounded by water’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willm Pulham in entry for Mary Pulham, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • William Pulham in entry for Mary Pulham, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • William Pullum, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"

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