Thomas Brennand

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Brennand was born about 1694, in Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England, his father, Joannis Brennand, was 43 and his mother, Bridget Chapman, was 35. He married Maria Dodgshon on 21 February 1720. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in January 1776, in his hometown, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Brennand
about 1694–1776
Maria Dodgshon
1685–
Marriage: 21 February 1720
Johanes Brennand
1721–1817
Thomas Brennand
1721–
William Brennand
1723–
Christopher Brennand
1727–1728
James Brennand
1729–
Robert Brennand
1724–
Sarah Brennand
1727–
Margaret Brennand
1729–

Sources (17)

  • Thomas Brennand, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Brennand, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Thomas in entry for Margret Brinnand, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

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

1 English: nickname from the Middle English phrase brenne hand ‘burn hand’, denoting the official who carried out this medieval legal punishment. Some of the early bearers may belong under (2).

2 English: nickname from Middle English brend hand ‘burnt hand’, given to someone whose hand had been burnt as a legal punishment.

3 English: locative name perhaps from Brennand (Fell, House) in Bowland Forest (WR Yorks). Some of the bearers in (1) may alternatively belong here.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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