William Wickham

1657–1730 (Age 72)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Wickham was born on 28 August 1657, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Wickham, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Goodrich, was 27. He married Sarah Churchill on 17 November 1683, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 30 April 1730, in his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Old Eastbury Cemetery, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wickham
1657–1730
Sarah Churchill
1657–1699
Marriage: 17 November 1683
Elizabeth Wickham
1684–1726
Naomi Wickham
1690–1743
William Wickham Jr.
1687–1743
Deacon Jonathan Wickham
1688–1743
John Wickham
1696–1718

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
17 November 1683
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. It has been established that wīchām was an Old English term for a settlement (Old English hām) associated with a Romano-British town, wīc in this case being an adaptation of Latin vicus. Childswickham in Gloucestershire bears a British name with a different etymology. The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century.

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

Story Highlight

Life Sketch of Captain Thomas Wickham B. 1651

Thomas Wickham was born in October 1651 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was the son of Thomas Wickham and Sarah Goodrich. He had an older brother that had been named Thomas, but the little boy had …

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Sources (3)

  • William Wickam, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • William Wickham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Wickam, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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