Martha Keil

about 1677–11 October 1724
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of Martha

Martha Keil was born about 1677. She married George Savadge on 16 November 1699, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She was buried in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.

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George Savadge
Martha Keil
Marriage: 16 November 1699
Mary Savadge
George Savadge
Martha Savadge
Ruth Savadge
George Salvage
John Savage
William Savadge
Ann Savadge
Henry Savage

Spouse and Children

16 November 1699
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 11

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 43

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 German: from Middle High German kīl ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pegs or for a wood chopper. Alternatively, it may be nickname for an uncouth or misshapen person ( compare Keidel ) or a topographic name for someone who lived on or near a wedgeshaped plot of land.2 Altered spelling of German Geil, nickname from Middle High German geil ‘boisterous’, ‘mischievous’, later ‘horny’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Martha Keil, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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