Richard Berry

1744–1811 (Age 66)
Orrell, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Berry was born on 4 December 1744, in Orrell, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Berry, was 22 and his mother, Jane Moorefield, was 20. He married Margaret Wilson on 15 May 1769, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 14 April 1811, in Billinge, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 66.

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Richard Berry
Margaret Wilson
Marriage: 15 May 1769
Jane Berry
Robert Berry
Edward Berry

Spouse & Children

15 May 1769
Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 57

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 64

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha ( see Barry 1).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie .3 English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Berry in entry for Robert Berry, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Berry, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Richd. Berry, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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