Stephen Banwell

21 April 1786–1862 (Age 75)
Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Banwell was born on 21 April 1786, in Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Banwell, was 45 and his mother, Charity Ham, was 47. He lived in Nyland, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1862, in Axbridge, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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John Banwell
Charity Ham
Hester Banwell
William Banwell
John Banwell
Edmund Banwell
Hannah Banwell
Mary Banwell
Richard Banwell
Stephen Banwell

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

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

Age 22

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.

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

1 English (Somerset): habitational name from Banwell in Somerset, named from Old English bana ‘killer’ + wella ‘stream’, ‘spring’.2 Irish (of Norman origin): variant of Banville or Bonfield .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Banwell in household of Henry Banwell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Stephen Banwell in household of John Banwell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Stephen Banwell, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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