William Firth

about 1748–
Clayton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Firth was born about 1748, in Clayton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jacob Firth, was 31 and his mother, Mary Crowther, was 26. He married Mary Lofthouse on 22 February 1771, in Saint Peter, Nether Hoyland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Firth
1748–
Mary Lofthouse
1749–
Marriage: 22 February 1771
Martha Firth
1771–
William Firth
1775–
Mary Firth
1779–
Joseph Firth
1783–
John Firth
1773–
Betty Firth
1777–
David Firth
1792–1853
Abraham Firth
1794–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1771
Saint Peter, Nether Hoyland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 53

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 60

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.
1815

Age 67

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Firth in Orkney.3 Welsh: topographic name from Welsh ffrith, ffridd ‘barren land’, ‘mountain pasture’ (a borrowing of the Old English word mentioned in 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William in entry for Mary Firth, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • William in entry for Abraham Firth, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • William Firth, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

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