Perkins

about 1710–about 1755 (Age 45)
Nursling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Perkins

Perkins was born about 1710, in Nursling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Mrs. Perkins in 1734, in Nursling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died about 1755, at the age of 45, and was buried in London, England.

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Perkins
1710–1755
Mrs. Perkins
1715–
Marriage: 1734
Phoebe Perkins
1733–1773

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1734
Nursling, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 10

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 42

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 44

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

1 English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.2 Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Peer, a Dutch form of Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973

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