Matthew Hampshire

10 March 1782–about 1820 (Age 37)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Hampshire was born on 10 March 1782, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Matthew Hampshire, was 29 and his mother, Mary Pickergill, was 33. He married Ellen Hall in 1798, in Hampole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died about 1820, at the age of 38.

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Matthew Hampshire
Ellen Hall
Marriage: 1798
Thomas Hampshire
Elizabeth Mary Hampshire
Matthew Hampshire

Spouse and Children

Hampole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 19

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 26

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.

Age 33

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English:1. regional name from the southern English county so called, which derives its name from Hampton (i.e. the port of Southampton) + Old English scīr ‘division’, ‘district’. 2. regional name from the area of Hallamshire in southern Yorkshire, named from Hallam + Middle English schir ‘division’, ‘administrative region’ (Old English scīr). The surname is most common in Yorkshire, where this second derivation is most likely to be the source.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mathew Hampshire, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Matthew Hampshire, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Matthew Hampshire, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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