William John English

Male27 October 1872–22 July 1944

Brief Life History of William John

William John English was born on 27 October 1872, in Camden, New South Wales, Australia as the son of James Joseph English. He married Rosanna Margaret Bugden on 23 May 1895, in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 22 July 1944, in his hometown, at the age of 71, and was buried in Narellan Cemetery, Narellan, New South Wales, Australia.

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William John English
Rosanna Margaret Bugden
Marriage: 23 May 1895
William J English
Sidney Joseph English
Fanny May English
Albert Ernest English
Florence Helena English
Jack Edward English

Sources (3)

  • William John English, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William John English in entry for William John English and Beatrice Weekes, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • NSW Death Index

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  • Marriage
    23 May 1895Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)


    Age 5

    Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.


    Age 20

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.


    Age 29

    First Federal election.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Welsh: ethnic name from Middle English English, Inglish, Inglis ‘English’ (Old English Englisc), sometimes alternating with Anglo-Norman French Engleis, Engles, Anglais, Angles (Old French Englois). Compare Inglis and England . Among the aristocracy and upper gentry it marked out a man of English ancestry from one of Norman or continental origin. In counties bordering England with Scotland and Wales the name distinguished an Englishman from a Scot or a native Welshman on both sides of the border. The name may also have been acquired by English merchants who traded abroad or who lived and worked in a ‘French’ borough in England (one exclusively administered by Normans).

    Irish: in Ireland, this name was used to denote an Englishman, often being adopted for Irish Aingléis ‘Englishman’ or through mistranslation for Mac an Ghallóglaigh, see Gallogly and Golightly .

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

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