William Calver

26 May 1806–
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Calver was christened on 26 May 1806, in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Calver.

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John Calver
William Calver

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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.

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

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia):1. habitational name from Calver in Derbyshire, named in Old English with calf ‘calf’ + ofer ‘slope’, ‘ridge’. 2. variant of Calvert .

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

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  • William Calver, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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