Paul Radwell

Brief Life History of Paul

When Paul Radwell was christened on 23 October 1715, in Bierton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Paul Radwell, was 59 and his mother, Mary Kempster, was 38. He married Elizabeth Spires on 26 December 1739, in Bierton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Paul Radwell
Elizabeth Spires
Marriage: 26 December 1739
John Rodwell

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  • Paul Rodwell, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"

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World Events (7)

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: locative name from either of the two places called Radwell (Beds, Herts), occasionally perhaps from Redwell Wood (Herts). The Radwells, both recorded as Radeuuelle in 1086 ( Domesday Book ), are named with Old English rēad ‘red’ + welle ‘spring, stream’.

2 English: locative name perhaps occasionally from Middle English rid(de) wold (Old English (ge)ryd(d) weald) ‘cleared woodland’, denoting someone who lived in or near an area of cleared woodland.

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

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