about 1688–
Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of Anne

Anne was born about 1688, in Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England. She married Benjamin Knighton about 1705, in Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Benjamin Knighton
Marriage: about 1705
Elizabeth Knighton
Sarah Knighton
Thomas Knighton
Joseph Knighton
Benjamin Knighton
Sarah Nighton
Ann Knighton

Spouse and Children

about 1705
Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 0

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 32

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 64

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

A name corrpted from Hannah, q.v. It is also found several times in a male name. From Ann, Anne, we have as nicknames Nan and Nancy

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Anne in entry for Joseph, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne in entry for Sarah, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne in entry for Elizabeth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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