William Leicester

about 1710–
Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Leicester was born about 1710, in Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mr. Leicester, was 30 and his mother, Mrs. Leicester, was 30. He married Martha Manwaring on 21 January 1734, in Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Hale, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1734 and Bowdon, Cheshire, England in 1734.

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William Leicester
Martha Manwaring
Marriage: 21 January 1734
Hannah Leicester
Martha Leicester
William Leicester
Ann Leicester

Spouse and Children

21 January 1734
Bowdon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

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.

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Sources (3)

  • England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QYQ-QFN?cc=1410775&wc=M896-J3D%3A27947101%2C27917602
  • Wm. Leicester in entry for Martha Leicester, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Wm. Leicester in entry for Martha Leicester, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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