Joseph Sylvester

Male22 July 1715–1779

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Sylvester was born on 22 July 1715, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Sylvester, was 36 and his mother, Mary Kent, was 37. He married Hannah Rydall on 19 December 1737, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1779, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England.

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Joseph Sylvester
Hannah Rydall
Marriage: 19 December 1737
Hannah Sylvester
Mary Sylvester
Joseph Sylvester Jr
Joshua Sylvester
Martha Sylvester
Esther Sylvester
Charles Sylvester
Anne Sylvester

Sources (38)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Sylvester - birth-name: Joseph Sylvester
  • Joseph, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"
  • Joseph in entry for Mary Sylvester, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1737Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (5)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 5

    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 37

    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 39

    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 and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

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