James Nield

2 April 1762–24 October 1838 (Age 76)
High Crompton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Nield was born on 2 April 1762, in High Crompton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Nield, was 20 and his mother, Mary Newton, was 24. He married Mary Martha Ogden on 27 April 1784, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 October 1838, in Crompton, Lancashire, England, at the age of 76.

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James Nield
Mary Martha Ogden
Marriage: 27 April 1784
James Nield
William Nield
Mathew Nield
Hannah Nield
Betty Nield
Jonathan Nield
Betty Nield
Daniel Nield
Luke Nield
Sarah Nield
Martha Nield

Spouse and Children

27 April 1784
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 8

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 13

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 25

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

Irish and Scottish: variant of Neill . The excrescent -d results from an English mishearing of the devoicing of final -l in Gaelic.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Nield in entry for William Nield, "England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996"
  • James Nield, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • James Nield in entry for William Nield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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