Thomas Sands

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Sands was christened on 9 November 1679, in Mayfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Sands, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Baker, was 26. He married Mary Harnden on 4 May 1711, in Wadhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1735, in England, at the age of 57.

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Thomas Sands
Mary Harnden
Marriage: 4 May 1711
William Sands
Thomas Sands
Nicholas Sands
Mary Sands
John Sands
Alexander Sands

Sources (19)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Sands - Church record: birth-name: Thomas Sands
  • Tho. Sands, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Tho Sands in entry for Sands, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

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

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 and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English sandes ‘sands’, for someone who lived at or near a sandy place, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Sands in Carlisle (Cumberland) or Sands Cottages in West Hoathly (Sussex). See Sand , of which Sands may sometimes be a plural form or a variant, with excrescent -s. Compare also Sandes and Sandys .

History: Comfort Sands, a revolutionary patriot born in 1748 at what is now Sands’ Point, Long Island, NY, was descended from James Sand(y)s (1622–95), who emigrated from Reading, Berkshire, England, to Plymouth, MA, and followed Anne Hutchinson to Westchester County, NY, and subsequently RI. In 1661 he settled on Block Island, RI.

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

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