Edward Putnam

Maleabout 1532–

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Putnam was born about 1532, in Hawridge, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, John Putnam, was 31 and his mother, Agnes, was 28.

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John Putnam
1502–1573
Agnes
1506–
William Putnam
1528–1579
Edward Putnam
1532–
Putnam
1550–

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    World Events (3)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer

    Age 17

    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

    1558 · Act of Uniformity

    Age 26

    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

    1569 · State Lottery

    Age 37

    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

    History: John Putnam emigrated from England to Salem, MA, before 1641, and established a family that was still prominent in Massachusetts four generations later, including the revolutionary war soldier Israel Putnam (1718–90) and his cousin Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), also a soldier, one of the first settlers in OH.

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

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