Richard Waite

about 1700–
Odiham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Waite was born about 1700, in Odiham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Waite, was 32 and his mother, Dorothey Jarvis, was 28. He married Mrs. Richard Waite in 1725, in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Richard Waite
Mrs. Richard Waite
Marriage: 1725
George William Wayte

Spouse and Children

Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Waite


    Dorothey Jarvis




    William Waite


    Rachel Waite



World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 101

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.

Age 115

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (of Germanic origin; compare Wachter ), or from the same word in its original abstract/collective sense, ‘the watch’. There may also have been some late confusion with White .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Richard Waite, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Richard Waite, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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