William Williamson

Weaverham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Williamson was born in 1745, in Weaverham, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Williamson, was 27 and his mother, Anne Gresty, was 25. He married Martha Evanson on 4 September 1766, in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Weaverham, Cheshire, England in 1745 and Nantwich, Cheshire, England in 1766.

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William Williamson
Martha Evanson
Marriage: 4 September 1766
Elizabeth Williamson
Samuel Williamson

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4 September 1766
Nantwich, Cheshire, England


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 7

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 9

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 42

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from William .

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

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  • William Williamson in entry for Samuel Williamson, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • William Williamson in entry for Samuel Williamson, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • William Williamson, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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