Margaret Harrison

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Harrison was born before 18 December 1720, in Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England, her father, Francis Harrison Snr, was 11717 and her mother, Mary Thompson, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Francis Harrison Snr
1684–1742
Mary Thompson
1690–
Anne Harrison
1708–
William Harrison
1709–1711
Francis Harrison
1711–1711
Elizabeth Harrison
1713–1715
Francis Harrison Jnr
1715–1750
Alice Harrison
1718–1781
Margaret Harrison
1720–
Thomas Harrison
1723–
Richard Harrison
1733–1810

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Harryson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Downham Parish Film 1,818,449 and book: 942.59 D1 V26 M pts 1 and 2
  • Margaret Harrison, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

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.

Name Meaning

English (northern): from the Middle English personal name Harry or Herry + -son. These were the common pronunciations of Henry (see Harry ).

History: Harrison is an extremely common surname in northern England. One important and influential American family of bearers are descended from Benjamin Harrison, who emigrated from England to VA in 1633 or 1634. Descendants include another Benjamin Harrison (c. 1726–91), who was an activist in the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His son William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901) both became presidents of the US.

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

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