Betty Laver

Brief Life History of Betty

When Betty Laver was born in 1734, in Somerset, England, her father, William Laver, was 33 and her mother, Ann Dwelly, was 28.

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William Laver
Ann Dwelly
John Laver
Betty Laver
Ann Laver
Ann Lavor
Henry Laver
Thomas Lavor
Thomas Lavor
Ann Laver

Sources (1)

  • Betty Lavor, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

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

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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


habitational name from High, Little, or Magdalen Laver in Essex, named from Old English lagu ‘flood, water’ + fær ‘passage, crossing’.

perhaps an occupational name for a washerman, from a Middle English derivative of Old French lav(i)er, lavour ‘washerman’.

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

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