Edward Shorter

3 December 1767–10 February 1836 (Age 68)
St Sepulchre Newgate, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Shorter was born on 3 December 1767, in St Sepulchre Newgate, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Shorter, was 25 and his mother, Anne Harbottle, was 27. He married Elizabeth Summerfield on 18 January 1795, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 February 1836, in Southwark St Saviour, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68.

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Edward Shorter
Elizabeth Summerfield
Marriage: 18 January 1795
Edward Shorter
Elizabeth Sophia Shorter
Sarah Susanna Shorter
William Edward Shorter
Mary Ann Shorter
Sarah Shorter

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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 34
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 41
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 48
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: from the comparative form of Middle English schort ‘short’, hence a distinguishing nickname for the shorter of two closely associated people with the same personal name (for example, members of the same household).

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

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  • Edward Shorter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Shorter (inventor)
  • Edward Shorter in entry for Edward Shorter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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