Richard Lancaster

1771–
Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Lancaster was born on 12 May 1771, in Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Lancaster, was 50 and his mother, Mary Cook, was 49. He married Elizabeth Clevely on 18 July 1793.

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Richard Lancaster
1771–
Elizabeth Clevely
1772–
Marriage: 18 July 1793

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MARRIAGE
18 July 1793

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 30

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 37

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 44

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

Possible Related Names

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

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