Hannah Greenwood

1731–29 April 1801 (Age 70)
Forrabury, Cornwall, England

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Greenwood was born in 1731, in Forrabury, Cornwall, England, her father, Edward Greenwood, was 36 and her mother, Ann Rawle, was 41. She married John Dennis on 11 February 1751, in Forrabury, Cornwall, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 29 April 1801, in her hometown, at the age of 70.

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John Dennis
Hannah Greenwood
Marriage: 11 February 1751
John Dennis
Anne Dennis
Edward Dennis

Spouse and Children

11 February 1751
Forrabury, Cornwall, England


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Greenwood


    Ann Rawle




    Mary Greenwood


    Edward Greenwood


    Richard Greenwood


    Catherine Greenwood


    Jane Greewood


+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 21

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 23

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 39

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a dense forest, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named, as for example Greenwood in Heathfield, East Sussex.2 English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably of German Grünwald ( see Gruenwald ).3 English translation of French Boisvert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah in entry for Edward Dennis, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Hannah in entry for John Dennis, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Hannah Greenwood, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

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