Charity Phelps

Brief Life History of Charity

When Charity Phelps was born on 14 February 1743, in Piddletrenthide, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Phelps, was 39 and her mother, Sarah, was 34. She married William Baker about 1775, in Piddletrenthide, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

William Baker
1745–
Charity Phelps
1743–
Marriage: about 1775
John Baker
1776–
James Baker
1779–
William Baker
1783–
Sarah Baker
1783–

Sources (4)

  • Charity Phelps, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charity in entry for William Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charity Phelps, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (southwestern): variant of Phillips .

History: The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, c. 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George's sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.

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

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