George Achilles Sloman

14 June 1772–
Plymouth St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England

The Life of George Achilles

When George Achilles Sloman was christened on 14 June 1772, in Plymouth St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England, his father, William Sloman, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Bowring, was 29.

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William Sloman
Elizabeth Bowring
Elizabeth Sloman
George Achilles Sloman
William Frederick Sloman
William Bowring Sloman
Thomas Cambers Sloman
William Sloman
Charlotte Sloman
Caroline Matilda Sloman Edgland

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    Elizabeth Bowring




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World Events (3)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a swamp or bog, from Old English slōh ‘slough’, or a habitational name from one of the various places, for example Slough in Berkshire, named with this word.2 English: nickname for a sluggish or stupid person, from Middle English slou ‘slow’.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, from Middle English sloh. Compare Slaughter 3.

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

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  • George Achilles Sloman, "England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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