William Hanks Jr


Brief Life History of William

When William Hanks Jr was born in 1771, in Donnington, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Hanks, was 30 and his mother, Mary Tindall, was 26. He married Beata Walker on 25 October 1796, in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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William Hanks Jr
Beata Walker
Marriage: 25 October 1796
Mary Hanks
John Hanks
Elizabeth Hanks
William Hanks

Sources (3)

  • William Hanks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Hanks, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Hanks, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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  • Marriage
    25 October 1796Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

    Age 4

    "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 16

    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.

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Hanke, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In England this personal name was a shortened form of both Hankin and Hancock , both of which were used as pet forms of Henry . The equivalent Middle Dutch names Hanke and Hankin, however, had the sense ‘young John’ and may have been introduced to England by Flemish settlers after the Conquest. There is no evidence to support the suggestion that an English hereditary surname was formed from the Old Norse personal name Anki, a diminutive of personal names such as Arngrim and Arnketill.

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

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