John Wedge Jr

1 April 1843–31 July 1861 (Age 18)
Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Wedge Jr was born on 1 April 1843, in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John William Wedge, was 23 and his mother, Susanna Smith, was 20. He lived in St Mary Bourne, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 31 July 1861, at the age of 18.

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1854 · The Crimean War
Age 11
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English weğğe ‘wedge, nail, coin’ in some undetermined sense, perhaps also used as a personal name. Some early spellings may represent Wagg and its Norfolk variant Wegg, because -gg- in Middle English can be ambiguous between the hard /g/ and soft /dʒ/ pronunciations.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Wedge in household of John Wedge, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Wedge, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • John Wedge, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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