John Gurney

31 October 1725–
Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Gurney was christened on 31 October 1725, in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, John Gurney, was 31 and his mother, Ann Eden, was 27.

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John Gurney
Ann Eden
Lady Jane Gurney
Elizabeth Gurney
Ann Gurney
Mary Gurney
John Gurney
John Gurney
William Gurney

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
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
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
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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

English (of Norman origin):habitational name from Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime in France.perhaps occasionally also a habitational name from Great Gornhay, in Tiverton (Devon); see Garnsey .

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Gurney, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"
  • John Gurney, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"

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