John Colley

13 September 1802–
Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Colley was christened on 13 September 1802, in Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom.

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World Events (3)

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.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Coley .2 Irish: reduced form of McColley .3 Americanized spelling of Swiss German Kohli .

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

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  • John Colley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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