Sarah Pearson

15 October 1684–11 August 1734 (Age 49)
Marsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Pearson was born on 15 October 1684, in Marsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Pearson, was 27 and her mother, Grace Veepon, was 24. She married Jonathan Woolston on 19 April 1707, in Middletown MM, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in England, United Kingdom in 1684. She died on 11 August 1734, in Middletown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 49, and was buried in Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Woolston
Sarah Pearson
Marriage: 19 April 1707
John Woolston
Thomas Woolston
Jonathan Woolston
Hannah Woolston
Grace Woolston
Sarah Woolston
Elizabeth Woolston
Margery Woolston
Samuel Woolston
Jeremiah Woolston
Mary Woolston
Benjamin Woolston

Spouse and Children

19 April 1707
Middletown MM, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 4

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 36

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

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers ( see Pierce ). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Pearson in entry for Benjamin Woolston, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Sarah Pearson in entry for Mary Woolston, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Sarah Pearson in entry for Grace Woolston, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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