Joan Alcock

Femaleabout 1689–1762

Brief Life History of Joan

Joan Alcock was born about 1689, in Waterfall, Staffordshire, England. She married John Rushton in 1714, in Waterfall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1762, at the age of 74.

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John Rushton
Joan Alcock
Marriage: 1714
Thomas Rushton
Joseph Rushton
Elizabeth Rushton
William Rushton
Ellen Rushton
Ann Rushton
Henry Rushen
Mary Rushton

Sources (7)

  • Jone in entry for Mary Rushton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joan Allcock in entry for John Rushton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Rushton in entry for Joseph Rushton, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1714Waterfall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (3)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 31

    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 63

    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 65

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alcok, a pet form of any of the many medieval personal names beginning with Al-, especially Alan and Alexander. The Middle English hypocoristic suffix -cok (see Cocke ) was very commonly added to personal names in Middle English: compare for example Hancock and Wilcock .

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

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