Edward Best

April 1542–1590 (Age 47)
Ovenden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

Edward Best was born in April 1542, in Ovenden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Richard Best and Mrs Richard Best. He died in 1590, in his hometown, at the age of 48, and was buried in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Richard Best
1518–
Mrs Richard Best
John Best
1538–1539
Sibella Best
1540–
Edward Best
1542–1590
Henricus Best
1544–
Johanna Best
1546–
Anna Best
1548–1561
Mary Beste
1550–

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Best

    Male1518–Male

    Mrs Richard Best

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(7)

    John Best

    Male1538–1539Male

    Female1540–Female

    Male1542–1590Male

    Henricus Best

    Male1544–Male

    Female1546–Female

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World Events (6)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 7

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 16

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 27

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

1 English, northern Irish, and French: from Middle English, Old French beste ‘animal’, ‘beast’ (Latin bestia), applied either as a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after beasts—a herdsman—or as a derogatory nickname for someone thought to resemble an animal, i.e. a violent, uncouth, or stupid man. It is unlikely that the name is derived from best, Old English betst, superlative of good. By far the most frequent spelling of the French surname is Beste, but it is likely that in North America this form has largely been assimilated to Best.2 German: from a short form of Sebastian .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Ed. Best, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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