Abraham Stansfield

30 January 1632–
Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Stansfield was born on 30 January 1632, in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England, his father, Gideon Stansfield, was 33 and his mother, Grace Eastwood, was 29. He married Mary Clegg on 30 January 1657, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in Marple, Cheshire, England.

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Abraham Stansfield
Mary Clegg
Marriage: 30 January 1657
Mary Stansfield

Spouse and Children

30 January 1657
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Stansfield


Parents and Siblings



    Joshua Stansfield


    John Stansfield



    James Stanisfield


    Mary Martha Stansfield


+11 More Children

World Events (4)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 10

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

Age 56

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

Age 88

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

Anglo-Saxon: Stanes, of stones, and feld, a field, meaning a field of stone, or a stone field

Sources (3)

  • Abraham Stansfield in entry for Mary, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Abraham Stansfield in entry for Abegale Stansfield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Abraham Stasfeild, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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