Thomas Lenton


Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Lenton was born in 1673, his father, Edward Lenton, was 31 and his mother, Ann Fesant, was 27.

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Edward Lenton
Ann Fesant
Elizabeth Lenton
Anne Lenton
Thomas Lenton
Mary Lenton
John Lenton

Sources (1)

  • Thomas Lenton, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 15

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 47

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 79

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lenton in Lincolnshire, which is recorded as Lavintone in 1086, Lenton in Nottinghamshire, which is recorded as Lentone in 1086, or Lenton in Devon, which is recorded as Leynton in 1330. The Lincolnshire placename may derive from the Old English personal name Lāfa + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Nottinghamshire place takes its name from the river Leen + Old English tūn. The Devon placename derives from an uncertain initial element + Old English tūn.

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

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