Ambrose Sparrow

about 1746–
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ambrose

When Ambrose Sparrow was born about 1746, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Sparrow, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Bailey, was 26. He married Mary Harbor on 24 January 1768, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Ambrose Sparrow
Mary Harbor
Marriage: 24 January 1768
Ambrose Sparrow
Mary Sparrow
Jane Sparrow
Sarah Sparrow

Spouse and Children

24 January 1768
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom



    Mary Sparrow


    Jane Sparrow


    Sarah Sparrow


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 55

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 62

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 69

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

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’, perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ambr. Sparrow in entry for Ambrose Sparrow, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Norman in entry for Eliz:Th Norman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ambrose Sparrow, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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