William Harris

4 September 1726–
Queen Charlton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Harris was born on 4 September 1726, in Queen Charlton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Harris and Ann Blacker. He married Hannah Godfrey on 12 December 1767, in Norton Malreward, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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William Harris
Hannah Godfrey
Marriage: 12 December 1767

Spouse and Children

12 December 1767
Norton Malreward, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    William Harris


    Ann Blacker




    Sarah Harris



    Elizabeth Harris


    John Harris


    James Harris


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1801 · The Act of Union

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The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

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The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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