Martha Giles

about 1710–October 1774 (Age 64)
Downton, Wiltshire, England

The Life of Martha

When Martha Giles was born about 1710, in Downton, Wiltshire, England, her father, Jacob Gale, was 40 and her mother, Susan Blackman, was 34. She married Richard Quinton on 23 July 1729, in Downton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died in October 1774, in Downton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64, and was buried in Downton, Wiltshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Richard Quinton
1708–
Martha Giles
1710–1774
Marriage: 23 July 1729
Susanna Quinton
1729–
Richard Quinton
1736–
Sarah Quinton
1739–
Elizabeth Quinton
1734–
Quinton
1742–1742
Jane Quinton
1742–1808

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 July 1729
Downton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Susanna Quinton

    Female1729–Female

    Elizabeth Quinton

    Female1734–Female

    Richard Quinton

    Male1736–Male

    Sarah Quinton

    Female1739–Female

    Quinton

    Female1742–1742Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Gale

    Male1670–1719Male

    Susan Blackman

    Female1676–Female

siblings

(9)

    Anna Gale

    Female1699–1701Female

    Abraham Gale

    Male1701–Male

    Isaac Gale

    Male1703–Male

    Jacob Gale

    Male1706–Male

    Laban Gale

    Male1708–Male

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 10

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 42

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 44

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

Some people derive this name from Aegidius, from a Greek word meaening a goatskin. Others translate the word as a kid, or a young goat. The name Giles may often be derived from Julius.

Sources (3)

  • Martha in entry for Unknown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha in entry for Susanna, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha in entry for Elizabeth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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