Samuel Littleford

1773–22 October 1828 (Age 55)
Bridgnorth St Leonard, Shropshire, England

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Littleford was born in 1773, his father, John Littleford, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Rogers, was 25. He married Frances Walmsley on 22 November 1793, in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 October 1828, in Hyde, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 55, and was buried in Mellor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Samuel Littleford
Frances Walmsley
Marriage: 22 November 1793
Jane Littleford
Charles Littleford
Samuel Littleford
Thomas Littleford
John Littleford
Hellen Littleford
Hannah Littleford
John Littleford

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22 November 1793
Glossop, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 2

"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 14

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.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 16

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): topographic name from Old English lȳtel ‘small’ + ford ‘ford’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named.

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Littleford, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"
  • Samuel Littleford in entry for Charles Littleford, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Samuel Littleford in entry for Charles Littleford, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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