Richard Seward

24 November 1771–
Thorncombe, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Seward was born on 24 November 1771, in Thorncombe, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Seward, was 28 and his mother, Mary Hawkins, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Robert Seward
1743–1799
Mary Hawkins
1736–
Richard Seward
1771–
Robert Seward
1774–1864
John Seward
1778–1779
John Seward
1780–

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 30

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 37

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

Age 44

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: from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and Sǣweard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period.2 English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English ‘pig’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.3 Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above) a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt, usually Anglicized as Sword .

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

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  • Richard Seward, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"

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