William Snowden

15 May 1698–
Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Snowden was christened on 15 May 1698, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Snowdon, was 32 and his mother, Elisabeth Hunter, was 27.

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John Snowdon
Elisabeth Hunter
Edward Snowden
Mary Snowden
Thomas Snowden
Margaret Snowden
Edward Snowden
Robert Snowden
William Snowden
John Snowden
Richard Snowden

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1801 · The Act of Union

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

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Snowden, a place in West Yorkshire named from Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. a hill where snow lies long.

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

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Sources (2)

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

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