Ann Whitebread

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Whitebread was born about 1683, in Yattendon, Berkshire, England, her father, Richard Whitebread, was 39 and her mother, Mary, was 35. She married Joseph Chalke on 4 May 1703, in Thatcham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1750, in Thatcham, Berkshire, England, at the age of 68, and was buried in Thatcham, Berkshire, England.

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Joseph Chalke
Ann Whitebread
Marriage: 4 May 1703
Hannah Chaulke
John Chalk
Mary Chalk
Joseph Chalk
Sarah Chalke
Elizabeth Chalke
Jane Chalk
William Chalk
Hannah Chalke

Sources (11)

  • Ann Whitebread, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann Whitebread, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Ann Whitebread, "England, Berkshire, Parish Registers, 1515-1993"

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World Events (2)

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 (Kent and Middlesex): from Middle English whit bred (Old English hwīt brēad ‘white bread’), probably denoting a baker or seller of white bread. White bread, considered the best bread, was made from wheat flour. The name may also derive from Middle English whete bred ‘wheat bread’ (Old English hwǣte brēad), denoting a baker or seller of bread made from wheat. The terms ‘white bread’ and ‘wheat bread’, though of different origin but with identical reference, fell together. Alternatively, the surname may also derive from a metathesized form of Whitberd, from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + berd ‘beard’ (Old English hwīt + beard), a nickname for someone with a white beard.

In some instances, perhaps an Americanized form (translation into English) of the German cognate Weisbrot .

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

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