Ann Harper

26 December 1748–14 January 1821 (Age 72)
Speen, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Harper was born on 26 December 1748, in Speen, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Harper, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 34. She married James Collins in December 1782. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 14 January 1821, at the age of 72, and was buried in Speen, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Collins
Ann Harper
Marriage: December 1782
Ann Collins
William Collins

Spouse and Children

December 1782


Parents and Siblings

    William Harper






    Mary Harper


    Elizabeth Harper



    William Harper


    Ruth Harper


+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 53

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 60

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 67

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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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

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