Elizabeth Starke

1723–4 November 1780 (Age 57)
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Starke was born in 1723, in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Starke, was 38 and her mother, Mary Golding, was 33. She married Henry Gillingham on 29 May 1758, in Shorwell, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 4 November 1780, in Milford, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57, and was buried in Milford, Hampshire, England.

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Henry Gillingham
Elizabeth Starke
Marriage: 29 May 1758
Elizabeth Gillingham
Mary Gillingham
Henery Gillingham

Spouse and Children

29 May 1758
Shorwell, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 29

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 31

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 47

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

German and Dutch: nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), Middle Dutch starck(e), staerk(e), ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Gillingham, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892"
  • Elizabeth Gillingham, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Elizabeth Stark, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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