Hoyle

about 1727–
Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hoyle

Hoyle was born about 1727, in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States. He married Elizabeth Jackson about 1745, in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States. He died in his hometown.

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Hoyle
1727–
Elizabeth Jackson
1717–
Marriage: about 1745

Spouse and Children

    Male1727–Male

    Elizabeth Jackson

    Female1717–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1745
Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States

World Events (3)

1776

Age 49

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 49

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 54

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by a depression or low-lying spot, from Old English holh ‘hole’, ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ ( see Hole ).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chomhghaill, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Comhghal’ ( see McCool ). Woulfe, however, traces Hoyle (as well as MacIlhoyle and McElhill) to Mac Giolla Choille ‘son of the lad of the wood’, which has sometimes been translated as Woods .

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

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