William Latham

1608–1651 (Age 43)

The Life of William

When William Latham was born in 1608, in England, his father, Hugh Latham, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Winefred Downes, was 18. He married Mrs. Mary Latham about 1622. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1651, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

William Latham
Mrs. Mary Latham
Marriage: about 1622
Robert Latham

Spouse and Children

about 1622


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Winefred Downes




    John Latham


    Henry Latham



    Katherine Latham


    John Latham


+1 More Child

World Events (2)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 12

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

Age 34

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in northern England named with the dative plural form (used originally after a preposition) of Old Norse hlaða ‘barn’ (dative plural hlǫðum, i.e. ‘at the barns’), as for example Latham in West Yorkshire, Lathom in Lancashire, and Laytham in East Yorkshire.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • William, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Willihelmi Lathom in entry for Allis Lathom, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"

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