John Ashdown

1782–1865 (Age 82)
Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Ashdown was born on 24 October 1782, in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Ashdown, was 41 and his mother, Mary Catt, was 29. He married Eliza Crooke on 24 December 1809, in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in October 1865, in his hometown, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

John Ashdown
1782–1865
Eliza Crooke
1785–
Marriage: 24 December 1809
Elizabeth Ashdown
1810–1895

Spouse & Children

  • Male1782–1865Male

  • Eliza Crooke

    Female1785–Female

MARRIAGE
24 December 1809
Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

  • Elizabeth Ashdown

    Female1810–1895Female

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 19

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 26

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.
1815

Age 33

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Ashdown in entry for Eliza Ashdown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Ashdown in entry for Eliza Ashdown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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