Margaret Derrett

1702–
Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Derrett was born in 1702, her father, Thomas Derrett, was 35 and her mother, Elanor Hone, was 44.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Derrett
1667–1712
Elanor Hone
1658–
Elizabeth Derrett
1688–1710
Eleanor Derrett
1707–
Ann Derrett
1689–
Thomas Derrett
1692–1760
William Derrett
1694–
George Derrett
1697–
Elinor Derrett
1700–
Margaret Derrett
1702–

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World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 18

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 50

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 52

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

French: from berrett ‘hooded cloak’ (Latin birrus), later ‘headdress’, ‘bonnet’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such headgear or a nickname for an habitual wearer. In the modern sense of a flat brimless hat, béret was not coined until the 19th century.

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

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