Ann Stanford

1769–1856 (Age 87)
Lindfield, Sussex, England

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Stanford was born in 1769, in Lindfield, Sussex, England, her father, Edward John Stanford, was 35 and her mother, Susannah Mary Hobden, was 33. She married Edward Wood on 18 February 1785, in Chailey, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lindfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in 1856, in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Edward Wood
Ann Stanford
Marriage: 18 February 1785
John Wood
Stephen Stanford Wood
Elizabeth Wood
Thomas Wood
Mary Wood
Sarah Wood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1785Chailey, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 1
    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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 6
    "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."
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 32
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places so called, including Stanford (Bedfordshire, Kent), Stanford Dingley and Stanford in the Vale (Berkshire), Stanford le Hope and Stanford Rivers (Essex), Stanford Bishop and Stanford Regis (Herefordshire), Stanford on Avon (Northamptonshire), Stanford on Soar (Nottinghamshire), and Stanford on Teme (Worcestershire); also from Stamford (Lincolnshire, Northumberland), Stamford Bridge (East Yorkshire), and Standford in Headley (Hampshire), all of which appear as Stanford in medieval documents. The placenames all derive from Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + ford ‘ford’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century, where it is also found under the variant Stankard.History: An early bearer of this surname in North America, Thomas Stanford of England, settled in Charlestown, MA, in the mid 17th century and started a family line that includes Leland Stanford (1824–93), the railroad developer who was governor of CA, a US senator, and the founding benefactor of Stanford University.

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Ann Wood in household of Edward Wood, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Ann Wood, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Ann in entry for Thomas Wood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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