John Lewington

1792–1851 (Age 59)
Dogmersfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Lewington was born in 1792, in Dogmersfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Lewington, was 29 and his mother, Mary Blake, was 26. He married Pleasant Holdaway on 29 June 1816, in Winchfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Odiham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in 1851, in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

John Lewington
Pleasant Holdaway
Marriage: 29 June 1816
Thomas Lewington
Ann Lewington
about 1826–1846
John Lewington
Daniel Lewington
James Lewington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1816Winchfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 9
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 16
    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.
    Age 23
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: locative name, variant of Levington , but this is an E Anglian surname and the name in S and SW England must either reflect migration or have a different origin; see (2).2 English: locative name, Lewington and Levington are perhaps variant pronunciations of the Wilts surname Lavington . The vowel change is not recorded in the place-name, but there is some evidence for occasional raising of late Middle English [a] to early Modern English [e]. The development of intervocalic [v] to [w] is not uncommon in Middle English dialects, and original -ton is often replaced in surnames with -don and -den. Compare therefore Johannes and Michaelis Lavynton’, 1381 in Poll Tax (Reading, Berks) with Mathew Lewington, 1641 in IGI (Reading, Berks), and Johanne Lavynton’, 1381 in Poll Tax (Hidden, Berks) with Josias Lewendon, 1611 in IGI (Hungerford, Berks); Hidden is in Hungerford parish. Compare also Mary Lewington, 1640, John Laventon, 1705 in IGI (Cheriton, Hants). However, these may be different surnames.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Sources (14)

    • John Lewington, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Lewington, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Lewington in entry for Thomas Lewington, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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