William England Sr.
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William England Sr. (1710 - bef. 1790)

William England Sr.
Born in County Donegal, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1752 in Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died before at about age 80 in Burke, North Carolina, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 8 Dec 2011
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Biography

William England Born 1710 Donnell, Ireland. [1]

Sources

  1. Source: #S19 Certainty: 0 Note: Research done by Brad Spencer. He thinks this is the first England in this line. He came from Donnell, Ireland. He thinks he changed his name to England after coming to the USA.
  • Source: S19 Brad Spencer
  • Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia Vol. II. E (image 60. p. 48). [See 'images' of this profile for 'Roster of N.C. Rev. Soldiers, by D.A.R.' source information]. DAR Patriot Index A036765
  • U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. # 5. great-grandson of William England. He was born 1780, Pennsylvania, and died 1840. His wife, Elizabeth Wilcox, was born September 7, 1734, and died 1772. He was living in Fayetteville, N.C., 1790, with wife and 6 children.

Acknowledgments

  • Information entered for William England by Janice Hardin (5th great-grandfather of the husband to Dorothy Emaline Lakey) , Dec 8, 2011.
  • Thank you to David England for creating WikiTree profile England-1426 through the import of WilliamEnglandIre4gens.ged on Sep 11, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by David and others.
  • Janice Hardin. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Janice and others.


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In regards to the surname England, it is most likely an anglicization of the Irish surname Mac an Ghallóglaigh or the anglicized version of this name, Golightly. Mac an Ghallóglaigh is known to have been translated to the surname English. Where the England family comes from further supports this. Mac an Ghallóglaigh is the surname for the descendants of Scottish mercenaries who came to Ireland to fight in wars. After fighting in wars, many settled in the current area of Donegal, which is where the England family is from. The name Donegal in itself means "Fort of the Foreigners", which is referring to these Scottish mercenaries.

https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=golightly

posted by Jacob Wiseman
edited by Jacob Wiseman
This is information I have never heard. Many thanks to you!
posted by Adam England
England-1673 and England-991 are not ready to be merged because: Did he have two wives?

Source for death date?

posted by Maggie N.
England-1673 and England-991 appear to represent the same person because: The attached page states he came to America from Ireland. If we merge into -991 the birth place will read Ireland. Perhaps the DAR record is incorrect in that he just lived Pennsylvania at one time.

If rejecting then the spouse(s) need editing on one of the profiles

posted by Beryl Meehan
England-1673 and England-991 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge duplicates
posted by Beryl Meehan
England-1673 and England-991 are not ready to be merged because: Different Birth dates and locaations
posted by Connie Graham
England-1673 and England-991 appear to represent the same person because: I strongly believe these two profiles represent the same William England.
posted by Adam England
England-1673 and England-991 are not ready to be merged because: Cannot confirm or reject a match, profiles - each born in a different country. Postponed until further information available.
posted by [Living Bowling]
England-1673 and England-991 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these two profiles are a match. Same spouse
posted by Adam England
England-3150 and England-991 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse, same place of birth, and same children.
posted by Adam England
England-2885 and England-991 appear to represent the same person because: The line William, Joseph, James Thomas is the same. Both Thomas's married Mary Dobbs
England-991 and England-1426 appear to represent the same person because: Married to same person, both profiles listed as a husband to Mary Watson.
posted by Skye Sonczalla

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