Alice Read

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Read was born about 1677, in Faccombe, Hampshire, England, her father, John Reade, was 32 and her mother, Anne Morris, was 27. She married Richard Collins on 25 May 1702, in Faccombe, Hampshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 15 March 1753, in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Henbury, Gloucestershire, England.

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Richard Collins
Alice Read
Marriage: 25 May 1702
Abigail Collins
Eloner Collins
Mary Collins
Ann Collins
Thomas Collins
Else Alice Collins
Elizabeth Collince
Richard Collins
Jane Collins

Sources (28)

  • Alice Read, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Alice Read, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

World Events (3)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

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

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

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 and Scottish: variant of Reed .

History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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