William John English

1871–1944 (Age 73)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of William John

When William John English was born in 1871, in Camden, New South Wales, Australia, his father, James Joseph English, was 23 and his mother, Mary Matilda Barrett, was 26. 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 in 1944, in his hometown, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

William John English
1871–1944
Rosanna Margaret Bugden
1875–1964
Marriage: 23 May 1895
William J English
1895–
Sidney Joseph English
1897–1955
Fanny May English
1899–1968
Albert Ernest English
1902–1937
Florence Helena English
1908–1993
Jack Edward English
1912–1974

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 May 1895
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Joseph English

    Male1848–1927Male

    Mary Matilda Barrett

    Female1845–1912Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (7)

1877

Age 6

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.
1892

Age 21

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 30

First Federal election.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English Englisc. The word had originally distinguished Angles ( see Engel ) from Saxons and other Germanic peoples in the British Isles, but by the time surnames were being acquired it no longer had this meaning. Its frequency as an English surname is somewhat surprising. It may have been commonly used in the early Middle Ages as a distinguishing epithet for an Anglo-Saxon in areas where the culture was not predominantly English—for example the Danelaw area, Scotland, and parts of Wales—or as a distinguishing name after 1066 for a non-Norman in the regions of most intensive Norman settlement. However, explicit evidence for these assumptions is lacking, and at the present day the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout the country.2 Irish: see Golightly .

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

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Sources (2)

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

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