William Jeffs

25 March 1770–
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Jeffs was christened on 25 March 1770, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Jeffs, was 30 and his mother, Mary Tavener, was 28. He married Mary Wells on 19 January 1797, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Jeffs
Mary Wells
Marriage: 19 January 1797
George Jeffs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1797Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    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

    English (Midlands): variant of Jeff , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • William Juffs in entry for George Juffs, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Juffs, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
    • William Juffs, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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