Charles Wollerton

11 June 1699–13 May 1781 (Age 81)
Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Wollerton was born on 11 June 1699, in Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Wollerton, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Hemsely, was 25. He married Jane Chilcott on 18 March 1726, in Chester MM, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 13 May 1781, in Uwchlan Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Wollerton
Jane Chilcott
Marriage: 18 March 1726
John Wollerton
Jane Wollerton
James Wollerton
Sarah Wollerton
Mary Wollerton

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World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble
Age 21
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 53
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 55
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: see Woolerton .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Charles served in Revolutionary War

Virginia Bushman notes: "It is amazing to learn that Charles Wollerton served in the Revolutionary War. He was almost 80 years of age. This makes you [referring to descendants] eligible to join eith …

Sources (13)

  • Charles, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charles Wollerton in entry for Jane Chilcot, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Wollerton - death: 31 May 1781; Uwchlan, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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