John Clifton

13 October 1766–
Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England

The Life of John

John Clifton was christened on 13 October 1766, in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England as the son of George Clifton and Jane Prattley.

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Family Time Line

George Clifton
1739–1825
Jane Prattley
–1818
Ann Clifton
1765–
Elizabeth Clifton
1776–1858
John Clifton
1766–
Edward Clifton
1768–1809
Jenny Clifton
1770–
Mary Clifton
1778–
Sarah Clifton
1778–
Sarah Clifton
1782–
Catherine Clifton
1785–

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World Events (3)

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
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: habitational name from any of numerous places named Clifton, from Old English clif ‘slope’ ( see Cliff ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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  • John Cliffton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Cliffton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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