Henry Welcome

16 November 1806–24 May 1874
Hunston, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Welcome was born on 16 November 1806, his father, William Wellcome, was 53 and his mother, Martha Pearcy, was 41. He married Mary Hammond on 3 August 1828, in Sidlesham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Hunston, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Henry Welcome
Mary Hammond
Marriage: 3 August 1828
Ann Welcome
Charlotte Welcome
William Welcome
Edmund Welcome
Charles Welcome
Frederick Welcome

Spouse and Children

3 August 1828
Sidlesham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 2

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 9

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

Age 24

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Devon and Warwickshire called Welcombe, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cumb ‘broad, straight valley’.2 English: nickname for a well-liked person or one noted for his hospitality, from Middle English welcume, a calque of Old French bienvenu or Old Norse velkominn.3 Translated form of Canadian French Bienvenue , found in New England.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Henry Wellcome, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Henry Welcome, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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