George Bonner

Stragglethorpe, Lincolnshire, England

The Life of George

When George Bonner was born in 1774, in Stragglethorpe, Lincolnshire, England, his father, George Bonner, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Allen, was 22. He married Ann Ash on 17 June 1800, in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters.

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George Bonner
Ann Ash
Marriage: 17 June 1800
William Bonner
Mary Ann Bonner
Elizabeth Bonner
George Bonner
John Bonner
Edward Bonner
William Bonner

Spouse & Children

17 June 1800
Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, England


  • William Bonner


  • Mary Ann Bonner


  • Elizabeth Bonner


  • George Bonner


  • John Bonner


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • George Bonner


  • Elizabeth Allen




  • Jane Bonner


  • Male1774–Male

World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 1

"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."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 13

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: nickname from Middle English boner(e), bonour ‘gentle’, ‘courteous’, ‘handsome’ (Old French bonnaire, from the phrase de bon(ne) aire ‘of good bearing or appearance’, from which also comes modern English debonair).2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a common medieval personal name derived from Latin Honorius.3 Swedish: unexplained.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George Bonner, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • George Benner in entry for William Benner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Bonner in entry for William Bonner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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