Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of John

When John was christened on 5 June 1774, in Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, William Wood, was 32 and his mother, Mary Harrison, was 29.

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William Wood
Mary Harrison
Elisabeth Wood
William Wood

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World Events (2)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"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

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.

Name Meaning

Greek: From the scriptural name Y'hohhanán, which has been translated as "the Lord gave graciously," "whom Jehovah gave," and "whom Jehovah bestowed." Eoin and Iain are Gaelic forms. Jahana and Jan are Anglo-Norman forms. Jean and Jane are female names derived from the French name Jeanne, from root of John. Nicknames are Jenny and Jinny. Johnina is a female name formed from John. Johanna and Joan are female names from John. Jehane is the Anglo-Norman form of Joan. Jone is another spelling. Sine is a Gaelic form of Jane. Janet is a diminutive of Jane. Deònaid is a Gaelic form. Jonet is a Scottish form of Janet. Jessie is a Scottish name used for Janet. Jessica is a female name derived from Jessie. Segnaid and Seonaid are Gaelic forms of Janet.

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  • Baptisms, marriages and burials 1756-1786 film number 503799
  • Legacy NFS Source: John - Published information: birth-name: John Wood

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