William Cass

about 1723–1799 (Age 76)
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Cass was born about 1723, in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Martha Phillips in 1762, in Calbourne, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1799, in Brading, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76, and was buried in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England.

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William Cass
Martha Phillips
Marriage: 1762
Elizabeth Cass
James Cass
Martha Cass
Mary Cass
Jeremiah Cass
Richard Cass
John Cass

Spouse and Children

Calbourne, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 29

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 31

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 47

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Cass, a short form of Cassandra. This was the name (of uncertain, possibly non-Greek, origin) of an illfated Trojan prophetess of classical legend, condemned to foretell the future but never be believed; her story was well known and widely popular in medieval England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cass in entry for Cass James, "England, Isle of Wight Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • William Cass in entry for John Cass, "England, Isle of Wight Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • William Cass in entry for Elizabeth Cass, "England, Isle of Wight Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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