Betty Vobe

Female25 April 1738–

Brief Life History of Betty

When Betty Vobe was born on 25 April 1738, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Vobe, was 32 and her mother, Anne Smith, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Vobe
1706–1775
Anne Smith
1714–1741
Thomas Vobe
1732–1812
Richard Vobe
1739–1798
Anne Vobe
1733–
John Vobe
1735–
Betty Vobe
1738–

Sources (6)

  • Betty Vobe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Betty Vobe, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Betty, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 14

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 16

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 32

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Gerhardt, Hans, Kurt, Wilfried.

North German: from Middle Low German voge ‘skillful’ or ‘small’, a nickname from either sense.

Americanized form of Norwegian Våge: habitational name from any of thirty or more farmsteads so named, from Old Norse vágr ‘bay, fjord, inlet’. Compare Waage .

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

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