Sarah Ashdown

1772–1837 (Age 64)
Westfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Ashdown was born on 6 November 1772, in Westfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Ashdown, was 31 and her mother, Mary Catt, was 19. She died on 5 June 1837, in Rolvenden, Kent, England, at the age of 64.

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Thomas Ashdown
Mary Catt
Sarah Ashdown
John Ashdown
Edward Ashdown
Mary Ashdown
Martha Ashdown
John Ashdown
Edmond Ashdown
William Ashdown
William Ashdown
Frances Ashdown
Maria Ashdown
James Ashdown

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World Events (7)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 3

"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

Age 15

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

Age 29

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: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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