Elizabeth Kemsley

1719–
Boxley, Kent, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Kemsley was christened on 8 March 1719, in Boxley, Kent, England, her father, William Kemsley, was 29 and her mother, Susan West, was 27. She married Henry Collins on 6 November 1737, in Chatham, Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Kemsley
1719–
Henry Collins
1715–
Marriage: 6 November 1737
William Collins
1746–
John Collins
1750–
Edward Collins
1752–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
6 November 1737
Chatham, Kent, England
children

(3)

  • William Collins

    Male1746–Male

  • John Collins

    Male1750–Male

  • Male1752–Male

Parents & Siblings

  • William Kemsley

    Male1690–1769Male

  • Susan West

    Female1691–1769Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (5)

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.
1754 · Seven Years' War

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: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English ēg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eliz Kemsley, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • Elizabeth Kemsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Kemsley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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