Robert Tattersall

about 1705–
Elland, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Robert

When Robert Tattersall was born about 1705, in Elland, Yorkshire, England, his father, Richard Tattersall, was 25 and his mother, Ellen, was 21. He married Sarah Brearly on 30 March 1730, in Elland, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter.

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Robert Tattersall
Sarah Brearly
Marriage: 30 March 1730
John Tattersal
Grace Tattersal
William Tattersall
Richard Tattersall
James Tattersal
Joseph Tattersal
Joshua Tattersall

Spouse and Children

30 March 1730
Elland, Yorkshire, England


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Tattersall






World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 15

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 47

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 49

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 (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Tattershall in Lincolnshire, named from the genitive of the Old English personal name Tāthere (composed of an obscure element tāt + here ‘army’) + Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. The surname has been common in Lancashire from an early period.

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

Sources (3)

  • Roberti Tattersal in entry for Gratia Tattersal, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Robert Tattersal in entry for Richard Tattersal, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Robert Tattersal in entry for James Tattersal, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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