Alice Harper

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Harper was born about 1552, in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Richard Harper, was 20 and her mother, Cecilia Collier, was 15. She married Richard Brackett on 25 September 1589, in All Saints' Church, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1595, in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, at the age of 44, and was buried in Babergh, Suffolk, England.

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Family Time Line

Richard Brackett
Alice Harper
Marriage: 25 September 1589
Richard Brackett Jr
Rose Brackett
Tobias Brackett
Marjerie Brackett
Peter Brackett
Hannah Brackett
Edward Brackett
Robert Brackett
Ellen Brackett

Sources (3)

  • Births, Marriages,Deaths and Burial Records from Church Parishes in Sudbury, Suffolk, England
  • Alice Harper, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Alice Harper Brackett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (5)

1558 · Act of Uniformity

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1569 · State Lottery

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire), Scottish, Irish (Antrim and Down), and Dutch: occupational name for a player on the harp, from Middle English harper(e) ‘harper’ (Old English hearpere) and Middle Dutch harper, herper. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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

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