Hester White

1794–
Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Hester

When Hester White was christened in 1794, in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel White, was 42 and her mother, Betty, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Samuel White
1752–
Betty
1764–
Laurence White
1787–
Thomas White
1790–
John White
1790–
Hester White
1794–
George White
1795–1863

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World Events (3)

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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Hester White, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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