William Augustine Read

1845–
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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Family Time Line

James Read
1822–1881
Catherine Roberts
1826–1881
William Augustine Read
1845–
Sarah Sophia Read
1854–1927
Emma Read
1848–
Jesse Read
1850–
Ezra Read
1856–1937
Mary Roberts Read
1864–
Ernest Read
1867–
James Read
1869–

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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.
1884

Age 39

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

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.

Possible Related Names

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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