William Grose

before 15 February 1807–
Gorran, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Grose was born before 15 February 1807, in Gorran, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Grose, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Woon, was 28.

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William Grose
Elizabeth Woon
James Grose
Thomas Groce
William Grose
Mary Owne Grose
Jane Grose
Arthur Grose
Joseph Grose
Marget Grose

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World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 1

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.

Age 8

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

Age 36

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 Cornish: topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, Cornish crous (Latin crux, crucis). Compare Cross .2 English: nickname for a large or fat man, from Old French gros, ‘big’, ‘fat’ ( see Gros ).

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

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

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