Grace Crookes

1 February 1703–
Killamarsh, Derbyshire, England

The Life of Grace

When Grace Crookes was christened on 1 February 1703, in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, England, her father, John Crookes, was 19 and her mother, Anne Goodison, was 32. She married Anthony Hilton on 4 October 1722, in Tideswell, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Hilton
Grace Crookes
Marriage: 4 October 1722
George Hilton
Emmet Hilton
Thomas Hilton
Ann Hilton

Spouse and Children

4 October 1722
Tideswell, Derbyshire, England


Parents and Siblings

    John Crookes


    Anne Goodison





    Anne Crookes


World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

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

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

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

Crook, Crook; s for Son, son. Son of Crook

Sources (1)

  • Grace Crooke, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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