Elizabeth Anthony

16 April 1550–2 September 1781
London, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Anthony was born on 16 April 1550, in London, England, her father, Francis Derrick Anthony, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Earley, was 55. She was buried in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Richard Yardley
1552–
Elizabeth Anthony
1550–1781

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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.
1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 70

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

Name Meaning

1 English: from the personal name Anthony, Latin Antonius. See also Anton . This, with its variants, cognates, and derivatives, is one of the commonest European personal names. Many of the European forms have been absorbed into this spelling as American family names; for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 . Spellings with -h-, which first appear in English in the 16th century and in French (as Anthoine) at about the same time, are due to the erroneous belief that the name derives from Greek anthos ‘flower’. The popularity of the personal name in Christendom is largely due to the cult of the Egyptian hermit St. Anthony ( ad 251–356 ), who in his old age gathered a community of hermits around him, and for that reason is regarded by some as the founder of monasticism. It was further increased by the fame of St. Anthony of Padua ( 1195–1231 ), who long enjoyed a great popular cult and who is believed to help people find lost things.2 South Indian: this is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name among Christians from South India in the U.S.

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

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