Elizabeth Turner

April 1684–
Cradley, Herefordshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Turner was born in April 1684, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, her father, John Turner, was 27 and her mother, Alice Thomas, was 18. She married John Watkins about 1704, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England.

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John Watkins
1680–
Elizabeth Turner
1684–
Marriage: about 1704

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1704
Cradley, Herefordshire, England

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 4

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 36

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 68

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

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabetha, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabetha Turner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Turnor, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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