Thomas

1769–
Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas was christened on 11 June 1769, in Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, William Wood, was 27 and his mother, Mary Harrison, was 24.

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Family Time Line

William Wood
1742–
Mary Harrison
1745–
Elisabeth Wood
1766–1766
Ann
1767–
Mary
1769–
Thomas
1769–
William Wood
1771–1806
John
1774–

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World Events (2)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

"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."

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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  • Baptisms, marriages and burials 1756-1786 film number 503799
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas - Published information: birth-name: Thomas Wood

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