John Gurney

about 1739–1826 (Age 87)

The Life of John

When John Gurney was born about 1739, in England, his father, Thomas Gurney, was 41 and his mother, Hannah Grace, was 37. He married Alice Birch on 4 April 1768, in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1826, in Aldbury, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87, and was buried in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Gurney
Alice Birch
Marriage: 4 April 1768
William Gurney
John Gurney
Thomas Gurney
Isaac Gurney
Joseph Gurney
Mary Gurney
Job Gurney
Alice Gurney
Jane Gurney

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4 April 1768
Tring, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 13

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

Age 15

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.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 31

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gournay, notably Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Gurney in entry for John Gurney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Gurney in entry for Job Gurney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Gurney, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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