William Shinn

Brief Life History of William

When William Shinn was born in 1793, in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sheen or Shinn, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ann Eldridge, was 32. He married Sarah Gibbons on 14 January 1829, in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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William Shinn
Sarah Gibbons
Marriage: 14 January 1829
Thomas Sheen or Shinn
Isabella Sheen or Shinn

Sources (4)

  • William Shinn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Shinn, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • William Shinn in entry for William Hatton Shinn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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1801 · The Act of Union

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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Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): nickname from Middle English shin(ne) ‘fair, handsome’, a variant of Shine 3 and Sheen 2.

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

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