William Pankhurst

Male28 September 1729–

Brief Life History of William

When William Pankhurst was christened on 28 September 1729, in Benenden, Kent, England, his father, William Pankhurst, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Henaker, was 39.

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William Pankhurst
Sarah Henaker
Mary Pankhurst
Susan Pankhurst
Henry Pankhurst
William Pankhurst
Sarah Pankhurst
John Pankhurst

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  • William Pankhurst, Christening (1729), Benenden baptisms 1558-1906, Kent Baptisms

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World Events (3)

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

English (southeastern, especially Kent): habitational name, perhaps from Pinkhurst in Slinfold (Sussex), or Pinkhurst Farm in Abinger (Surrey). The placenames derive from the Old English pinca ‘finch’ or a personal name derived from this + hyrst ‘hillock, copse’. Alternatively, perhaps from Pankhurst (Surrey), which has an obscure origin.

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

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