William Pritchard

about 1686–
Herefordshire, England

The Life of William

When William Pritchard was born about 1686, in Herefordshire, England, his father, John Pritchard, was 37 and his mother, Ann Turner, was 32. He married Mary Hughes on 25 May 1716, in Ross, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Pritchard
Mary Hughes
Marriage: 25 May 1716
Ann Pritchard
Thomas Pritchard
Ann Pritchard
Mary Pritchard
Thomas Pritchard
Philip Prichard
William Pritchard
Jane Pritchard
James Prichard

Spouse and Children

25 May 1716
Ross, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Ann Pritchard


    James Pritchard


    Mary Pritchard





+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 2

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 34

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 66

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

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard’ ( see Richard ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Pritchard in entry for William Pritchard, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • William Pritchard in entry for Thomas Pritchard, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • William Pritchard in entry for Ann Pritchard, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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