John Stiff

1728–
Hartley Wespall, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Stiff was born in 1728, his father, William Stiff, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Willis, was 24.

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Family Time Line

William Stiff
1700–1746
Elizabeth Willis
1704–1735
William Stiff
1727–
John Stiff
1728–
Amy Stiff
1730–
Robert Stiff
1731–1795
Elizabeth Stiff
1733–

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 73

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.
1815

Age 87

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 95

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English stif ‘rigid’, ‘inflexible’, hence a nickname for someone who had difficulty in bending. The term was also used in a transferred sense of character (generally in the approving sense ‘resolute’, ‘steadfast’) from the 12th century, and this use may lie behind many examples of the surname.

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

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