Ann Gascoyn

18 August 1717–1783 (Age 65)
Normanton, Lincolnshire, England

The Life of Ann

When Ann Gascoyn was born on 18 August 1717, in Normanton, Lincolnshire, England, her father, Will Gascoyn, was 27 and her mother, Ann Stevenit, was 24. She married John Porter on 8 May 1739, in Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, England. 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
Ann Gascoyn
Marriage: 8 May 1739
William Porter
John Porter
Richard Porter
Thomas Porter

Spouse and Children

8 May 1739
Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, England


Parents and Siblings



    William Gascoyn



    Elizabeth Gascoyn


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: variant spelling of Gascoigne .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Anne Pother in entry for John Pother, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Anne Porter in entry for Thomas Porter, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Anne Potter or Porter in entry for Richard Potter or Porter, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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