James Olive

about June 1760–
Lancashire, England

The Life of James

When James Olive was born about June 1760, in Lancashire, England, his father, Matthew Olive, was 36 and his mother, Jane Greenhalgh, was 32.

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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 10

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

Age 15

"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."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 41

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.

Name Meaning

Latin: An emblem of peace. Oliver comes from the root of olive. Oilbreis is the Gaelic form of Oliver.

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  • James Olive, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Olive, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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