John Roberts

Male1752–April 1842

Brief Life History of John

When John Roberts was born in 1752, in Gulval, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Roberts, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Sampson, was 18. He married Grace Friggens on 20 January 1781, in Gulval, Cornwall, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Gulval, Cornwall, England in 1781. He died in April 1842, in Gulval, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 90, and was buried in Cornwall, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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John Roberts
Grace Friggens
Marriage: 20 January 1781
Elizabeth Roberts
Grace Roberts
James Roberts
Mary Roberts
William Roberts

Sources (12)

  • John Roberts, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Roberts, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • John Roberts, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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  • Marriage
    20 January 1781Gulval, Cornwall, England
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 0

    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 2

    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.

    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

    Age 35

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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