William Street Jr.

20 September 1755–
Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Street Jr. was born on 20 September 1755, in Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England, his father, William Street Sr., was 29 and his mother, Hannah Parker, was 35. He married Elizabeth Hardwick on 10 November 1777, in Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Street Jr.
1755–
Elizabeth Hardwick
1750–
Marriage: 10 November 1777
Samuel Street
1776–
Edward Street
1780–0018
William Street III
1782–1851
Samuel Street
1784–1817
John Street
1786–
Elizabeth Street
1789–

Spouse and Children

Children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(4)

World Events (7)

1770 · Boston Tea Party
Age 15
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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 20
"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 32
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 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Hertfordshire, Kent, and Somerset, so named from Old English strǣt ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ (Latin strata (via)). In the Middle Ages the word at first denoted a Roman road but later also came to denote the main street in a town or village, and so the surname may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived on a main street.2 Jewish: Americanized form of the Sephardic surname Chetrit, of uncertain origin.3 Americanized form of Ashkenazic Jewish Strasser and a number of other similar surnames.

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

Possible Related Names

Strasser
Bradstreet
Stratford
Stratton
Streat
Streeter
Streets
Streett

Sources (8)

  • William Street in entry for Elisabeth, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • William Street in entry for Edward Street, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • William Street in entry for Edward, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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