John Farley


Brief Life History of John

When John Farley was born in 1677, in Molash, Kent, England, his father, William Farley, was 35 and his mother, Anne Stedman, was 32. He died in 1748, at the age of 71, and was buried in Chilham, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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John Farley
Anne Hicks
1678–about 1720

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  • John Farly, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Farleigh, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Farleigh, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"

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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.

about 1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age NaN

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: habitational name from any of various places called Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Shropshire, and Sussex. From Old English fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile (see Farrelly ).

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

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