John Farley

1677–7 June 1748
Molash, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Farley was born in 1677, in Molash, Kent, England, his father, William Farley, was 34 and his mother, Anne Stedman, was 32. He had at least 1 son with Martha Reeves. He was buried in Chilham, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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John Farley
Martha Reeves
William Farley

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    Martha Reeves




    William Farley


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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 11

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 43

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

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English as fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile ( see Farrelly ).

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

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  • John Farly, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Farley (1678–1748) | Person | Family Tree | FamilySearch

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