Hannah Sykes

Kellington, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Hannah

Hannah Sykes was born in 1775, in Kellington, Yorkshire, England. She married William Wright on 17 April 1796, in Kellington, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Howden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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William Wright
Hannah Sykes
Marriage: 17 April 1796
Ann Wright

Spouse and Children

    William Wright



17 April 1796
Kellington, Yorkshire, England


    Ann Wright


World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 0

"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."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 12

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Age 40

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

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Hannah Sykes in entry for William Wright, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Hannah in entry for Ann Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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