Thomas Nightingale

Male1638–about 1719

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Nightingale was born in 1638, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Nightingale, was 30 and his mother, Nightingale, was 29. He married Sarah Talbot on 18 November 1666, in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died about 1719, in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, at the age of 82, and was buried in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Nightingale
1638–about 1719
Sarah Talbot
Marriage: 18 November 1666
Sara Nightingale
Mary Nightingale
Katherine Nightingale
Elizabeth Nightingale
Thomas Nightingale
Hannah Nightingale
John Nightingale
Isabel Nightingale
Joane Nightingale
William Nightingale

Sources (50)

  • Thomas Ritingall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Nightingall, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Thomas Nightingale in entry for Isabell Nightingale, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1666Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (2)

    1642 · The English Civil War

    Age 4

    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    1688 · Glorious Revolution

    Age 50

    The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nightegale ‘nightingale’ (Old English nihtegale, from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’). The bird is known as a sweet singer.

    Probably an Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Nachtigall , or cognates in other languages.

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

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