Thomas Ellingham

1550–
Northamptonshire, England

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Ellingham was born in 1550, in Northamptonshire, England. He had at least 1 son.

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World Events (3)

1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 8

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 19

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 21

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Hampshire, Northumbria, and Norfolk. The first of these is named from Old English Ēdlingahām ‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people of Ēdla’, a personal name derived from a short form of the various compound names with a first element ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’; the others may have the same origin or incorporate the personal name Ella ( see Ellington ).

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

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  • Thomas Ellingham - FamilySearch Family Tree - MyHeritage

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