John Packer

Male15 January 1693–

Brief Life History of John

When John Packer was born on 15 January 1693, in Wantage, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Packer, was 27 and his mother, Martha Simmonds, was 20. He married Mary Bennett on 28 March 1714, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Packer
Mary Bennett
Marriage: 28 March 1714
John Packer
Mary Packer
William Packer
Jane Parker

Sources (18)

  • John Packer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Packer, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • John Packer, "England, Berkshire, Parish Registers, 1515-1993"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1714London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (2)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 108

    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 115

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably an occupational name for a wool packer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English pakken ‘to pack’.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.

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

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