John Alexander

1777–1865 (Age 87)
Bradley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Alexander was born on 14 September 1777, in Bradley, Hampshire, England, his father, James Alexander, was 36 and his mother, Mary Jeffries, was 21. He married Mary Stent on 19 May 1808, in Bradley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bradley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 7 January 1865, in Bradley, Hampshire, England, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bradley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander
1777–1865
Mary Stent
1774–
Marriage: 19 May 1808
Henry Alexander
1809–
Thomas Alexander
1811–
Sarah Alexander
1814–
Rachel Alexander
1816–

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MARRIAGE
19 May 1808
Bradley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 10

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.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 12

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 24

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • John Alexander, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Alexander, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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