Peter Arundell

1575–1624 (Age 49)
London, Middlesex, England

The Life of Peter

When Peter Arundell was born in 1575, in London, Middlesex, England, his father, Sir John Arundell MP, was 42 and his mother, Gertrude Dennis, was 20. He married Elizabeth Higgins in 1598, in London, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 20 January 1624, in Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 49.

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Peter Arundell
Elizabeth Higgins
Marriage: 1598
Joanne Arundell
Joan Arundell
Margaret Arundell
John Arundell

Spouse & Children

London, Middlesex, England


  • Joanne Arundell


  • Male1602–1632Male

  • Female1602–1678Female

  • Margaret Arundell


Parents & Siblings



  • Ann Arundell


  • John Arundell


  • Male1575–1624Male

  • Sir John Arundell


  • Thomas Arundell


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World Events (5)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 10

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 12

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 25

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place in West Sussex, seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, named Arundel, from Old English hārhūne ‘horehound’ (a plant) + dell ‘valley’. 2. (of Norman origin): nickname for someone supposedly resembling a swallow, from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond ‘swallow’ (Latin hirundo, confused with (h)arundo ‘reed’).

Possible Related Names

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

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