Elizabeth May

19 February 1745–
Dunsford, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth May was christened on 19 February 1745, in Dunsford, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, John May, was 40 and her mother, Mary Preston, was 28. She married William Hill on 1 November 1768, in Dunsford, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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William Hill
1740–
Elizabeth May
1745–
Marriage: 1 November 1768

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 November 1768
Dunsford, Devon, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (5)

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

1 English, French, Danish, Dutch, and German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ) or any of its many cognates, for example Norman French Maheu.2 English, French, Dutch, and German: from a nickname or personal name taken from the month of May (Middle English, Old French mai, Middle High German meie, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a minor Roman goddess of fertility). This name was sometimes bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May; it was also used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then.3 English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young man or woman’.

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

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