Mary Lenton

1675–
Edith Weston, Rutland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Lenton was born in 1675, her father, Edward Lenton, was 32 and her mother, Ann Fesant, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Edward Lenton
1643–1701
Ann Fesant
1647–1687
Elizabeth Lenton
1670–
Anne Lenton
1671–
Thomas Lenton
1673–
Mary Lenton
1675–
John Lenton
1677–1722

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 13

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 45

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 77

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 Nottinghamshire, which is named from the river on which it stands, the Leen ( see Leen ) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’. There is also a Lenton in Lincolnshire; however, up to the 18th century it was known as Lavington and probably therefore did not contribute to the surname.

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

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Sources (1)

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

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