William Augustine Read

North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Augustine

When William Augustine Read was born in 1845, in North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Read, was 23 and his mother, Catherine Roberts, was 19.

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James Read
Catherine Roberts
William Augustine Read
Sarah Sophia Read
Emma Read
Jesse Read
Ezra Read
Mary Roberts Read
Ernest Read
James Read

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World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 9

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 39

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 63

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Reed in household of James Reed, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Read in household of James Read, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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