James Joseph Wiley

10 June 1690–17 October 1751
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

The Life Summary of James Joseph

When James Joseph Wiley was christened on 10 June 1690, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, his father, Allen Newby Wiley, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Adams, was 12. He married Abigail Lightfoot on 16 January 1715, in Moate, County Westmeath, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 17 October 1751, in Fawn Grove, York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 61, and was buried in Centre Presbyterian Cemetery, New Park, Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Joseph Wiley
Abigail Lightfoot
Marriage: 16 January 1715
Sarah Wiley
Jane Wily
William Henry Wiley
David Newby Wiley
Ann Wiley
Matthew Wiley
John Wiley

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World Events (1)

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.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie .2 Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river ( see Wilton ).3 English: possibly a variant of Willey .

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

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Sources (35)

  • Wily in entry for Sarah Wily, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Joseph Wily in entry for Joseph Penrose, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Joseph Willy in entry for Sarah Willy, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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