Elizabeth Teague

Linton, Herefordshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Teague was born on 31 October 1724, in Linton, Herefordshire, England, her father, William Teagie, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Hall, was 36. She married Giles Townshend on 19 August 1742, in Ross, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters.

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Elizabeth Teague
Giles Townshend
Marriage: 19 August 1742
John Townshend
Mary Townsend
Sarah Townshend
Ann Townshend
Thomas Townsend
Jane Townshend
Hannah Townshend

Spouse & Children

19 August 1742
Ross, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 28

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 30

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 46

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Tighe .2 Cornish and Welsh: descriptive nickname for a handsome person, from Cornish tek, Welsh teg ‘fair’, ‘beautiful’. There has been considerable confusion between the Welsh and Irish names, both in Wales and Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eliz Townshead in entry for Hannah Townshead, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Eliz Townshend in entry for Jane Townshend, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Eliz Townshend in entry for Ann Townshend, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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