Abraham Stansfield

Male11 March 1632–

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Stansfield was christened on 11 March 1632, in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England, his father, Gideon Stansfield, was 34 and his mother, Grace Eastwood, was 29. He married Mary Clegg on 30 January 1657, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in Marple, Cheshire, England.

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Abraham Stansfield
Mary Clegg
Marriage: 30 January 1657

Sources (6)

  • Abraham Stasfeild, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812
  • Abraham Stansfield in entry for Mary, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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  • Marriage
    30 January 1657Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (4)

    1642 · The English Civil War

    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    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 (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Stansfield (Yorkshire) and Stansfield in Rochdale (Lancashire). The placenames may derive from an Old English personal name Stān (genitive Stānes) + Old English feld ‘open country’. However, there is little evidence to support the suggestion that such a personal name may have existed, and the initial element may be Old English stānes, genitive of stān ‘stone, rock’.

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

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