Ann Gascoyn

Female1717–1783

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Gascoyn was born in 1717, in Normanton, Lincolnshire, England, her father, William Gascoyn, was 27 and her mother, Ann Stevenit, was 24. She married John Porter on 8 May 1739, in Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died in 1783, in Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, England, at the age of 66, and was buried in Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, England.

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Family Time Line

John Porter
1711–1793
Ann Gascoyn
1717–1783
Marriage: 8 May 1739
William Porter
1740–1802
John Porter
1741–1768
Richard Porter
1743–
Thomas Porter
1746–

Sources (11)

  • Ann Gascoyn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne Gascoine, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Anne Pother in entry for John Pother, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1739Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (5)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 3

    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 35

    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 37

    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 (northern): variant of Gascoigne .

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

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