William Singleton


Brief Life History of William

When William Singleton was born in 1676, in Corney, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Josias Singleton, was 37 and his mother, Ursila Mickelton, was 22. He married Bridget Lewthwaite on 20 June 1711, in Muncaster, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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William Singleton
Isabel Troughton
Marriage: 23 August 1726
John Singleton
Tamar Singleton
Margaret Singleton
Bridget Singleton
Sarah Singleton
Joseph Singleton

Sources (19)

  • Wm Singleton in entry for Wm Singleton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Willm Singleton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Singleton, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1726Corney, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (1)

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and West Yorkshire):

    habitational name from Singleton (Lancashire), probably from Old English scingol ‘shingle, wooden roof tile’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Bearers of this surname are said to be descended from Ughtred de Sinleton, holder of lands in Amounderness wapentake (Lancashire) c. 1160–90. This name was first recorded in Ireland in 1308 and firmly established in Louth and Monaghan during the 17th century.

    habitational name from Singleton (Sussex), probably from Old English sængel, sengel ‘bundle, tuft’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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