William Gascoyn

1690–1721 (Age 31)
Normanton, Lincolnshire, England

The Life Summary of William

When William Gascoyn was born in 1690, in Normanton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Gascoyn, was 30 and his mother, Mary Howard, was 26. He married Ann Stevenit on 2 May 1715, in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1721, in his hometown, at the age of 31, and was buried in Normanton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Gascoyn
Ann Stevenit
Marriage: 2 May 1715
William Gaskin
Ann Gascoyn
Elizabeth Gascoyn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1715Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, England
  • Children


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    World Events (1)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble
    Age 30
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): variant of Gascoigne .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Will Gascoyn in entry for Ann Gascoyn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Gascoine, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Gascoign, William Will 1721

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