Elizabeth Clarkson

24 November 1750–
Hardraw, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Clarkson was christened on 24 November 1750, in Hardraw, Yorkshire, England, her father, Joseph Clarkson, was 20 and her mother, Margaret Pratt, was 19. She married William Wharton on 5 July 1780.

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William Wharton
Elizabeth Clarkson
Marriage: 5 July 1780

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5 July 1780

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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.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Clark .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliz. Clarkson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Eliz. Clarkson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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