Richard Widdowson

1743–1811 (Age 68)
Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

Richard Widdowson was born in 1743 as the son of Thomas Widdison and Ann. He married Hannah Foster on 26 March 1769, in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1811, in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Richard Widdowson
1743–1811
Hannah Foster
1748–1787
Marriage: 26 March 1769
Thomas Widdison
1769–1847
John Widdison
1771–1802
George Widdison
1772–1841
William Widdison
1774–1817
Richard Widdowson
1777–
Mary Widdison
1780–
Robert Widdowson
1782–1817
Hannah Widdison
1785–1795

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 March 1769
Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

    Thomas Widdison

    Male1769–1847Male

    John Widdison

    Male1771–1802Male

    George Widdison

    Male1772–1841Male

    Male1774–1817Male

    Male1777–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Widdison

    Male1715–Male

    Ann

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(3)

    Elizabeth Widdison

    Female1740–Female

    Male1743–1811Male

    John Widison

    Male1749–1750Male

World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 58

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 65

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic denoting the son of a widow, Middle English widow(e) (Old English widewe feminine, widewa masculine).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Richard Whittison in entry for Thomas, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Widdowson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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