Francis Becket

about 1714–
Lancashire, England

The Life of Francis

Francis Becket was born about 1714, in Lancashire, England. He married Margaret Dudley in 1735, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Francis Becket
1714–
Margaret Dudley
1716–
Marriage: 1735
Pernal Becket
1737–
Mary Beckett
1740–1802
Dudley Beckett
1745–
Pernal Beckett
1745–
Deborah Becket
1747–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1735
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America
children

(5)

World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 6

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 38

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 40

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

English and Irish: variant spelling of Beckett .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Francis Becket in the Lancashire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538
  • Francis Beckett in entry for Martha Beckett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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