Charity English


Brief Life History of Charity

Charity English was born in 1807, in Lingfield, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 1 daughter with William Elsey.

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William Elsey
Charity English
Eliza Elsey

Sources (3)

  • Charity Elsey in entry for Eliza Elsey, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Charity in entry for Eliza Elsey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charity in entry for Eliza Elsey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

Children (1)

World Events (3)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 1

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 8

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


Age 16

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Welsh: ethnic name from Middle English English, Inglish, Inglis ‘English’ (Old English Englisc), sometimes alternating with Anglo-Norman French Engleis, Engles, Anglais, Angles (Old French Englois). Compare Inglis and England . Among the aristocracy and upper gentry it marked out a man of English ancestry from one of Norman or continental origin. In counties bordering England with Scotland and Wales the name distinguished an Englishman from a Scot or a native Welshman on both sides of the border. The name may also have been acquired by English merchants who traded abroad or who lived and worked in a ‘French’ borough in England (one exclusively administered by Normans).

Irish: in Ireland, this name was used to denote an Englishman, often being adopted for Irish Aingléis ‘Englishman’ or through mistranslation for Mac an Ghallóglaigh, see Gallogly and Golightly .

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

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