John Anglesey

Brief Life History of John

When John Anglesey was born on 9 July 1811, in Eastham, Cheshire, England, his father, William Anglesey, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ainsworth, was 23. He married Catherine Preston on 5 August 1833, in Bromborough, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Box Elder Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 29 June 1870, in Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anglesey
Catherine Preston
Marriage: 5 August 1833
Martha Anglesey
John Anglesey
Mary Anglesey
William Anglesey
Catherine Anglesey
James Anglesey
Margaret Anglesey
Sarah Anglesey
Robert Anglesey
Edward Anglesey
Elizabeth Anglesey
Joseph Anglesey

Sources (47)

  • John Anglisey, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Anglesey Marriage in the Millennium File
  • John Anglesey, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name from the island of Anglesey (Welsh name: Ynys Môn), which is recorded as Anglesege in 1098, Ongulsey in the 13th century, and Angliseye in 1304–5. The placename means ‘Ongull's island’, from the Old Norse personal name Ǫngull in the possessive case + ey ‘island’.

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

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Anglesey John

LIFE SKETCH OF JOHN ANGLESEY & CATHERINE PRESTON Written by Bonnie Vance Barfuss, 7 January 2011 John Anglesey was born on 9 July 1811 in Cheshire County, England. He was the first child born to Wil …

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