John Prior

1806–1885 (Age 79)
Eynsham, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Prior was born in 1806, in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Prior. He married Sarah Harwood on 30 January 1825, in Cogges, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years. He died in 1885, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Prior
1806–1885
Sarah Harwood
1804–1885
Marriage: 30 January 1825
John Prior
1829–
Robert Prior
1831–
Hannah Prior
1833–
Selina Maria Prior
1835–1889
Joseph Prior
1838–
James Prior
1839–

Spouse and Children

    Male1806–1885Male

    Sarah Harwood

    Female1804–1885Female

MARRIAGE
30 January 1825
Cogges, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    John Prior

    Male1829–Male

    Robert Prior

    Male1831–Male

    Hannah Prior

    Female1833–Female

    Selina Maria Prior

    Female1835–1889Female

    Joseph Prior

    Male1838–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Prior

    MaleMale

siblings

(6)

    Thomas Prior

    Male1803–Male

    John Prior

    Male1804–Male

    Male1806–1885Male

    Joseph Prior

    Male1808–1886Male

    Ann Prior

    Female1810–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 2

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.
1815

Age 9

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 24

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 Southern English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: ultimately from Latin prior ‘superior’, used to denote a prior, a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a prior or, more often, an occupational name for a servant of a prior.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora ‘son of the prior’ (this is the usual origin in Counties Cavan and Leitrim). Some examples may be Anglo-Norman, the same name as in 1.3 Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from prior, probably denoting someone in the service of a prior or a nickname for someone who behaved in a pompous way.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Prior, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Prior, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Prior, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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