John Roberts

Brief Life History of John

When John Roberts was christened on 23 March 1757, in Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Roberts, was 27 and his mother, Eleanor Richards, was 31. He had at least 6 sons and 1 daughter with Elizabeth Courtney. He was buried in Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Roberts
1757–1832
Elizabeth Courtney
1756–
Cornelius Roberts
1777–
George Roberts
1777–
John Roberts
1778–
Thomas Roberts
1779–
Thomas Roberts
1784–
Elizabeth Roberts
1788–
William Roberts
1788–

Sources (26)

  • John Roberts, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Roberts, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"
  • John Roberts, "England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918"

World Events (4)

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.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

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

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

Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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