Jone Fortes

1660–
Dorset, England

The Life of Jone

Jone Fortes was born in 1660, in Dorset, England. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Robert Darby.

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Robert Darby
1658–
Jone Fortes
1660–
John Derby
1680–
Dorothy Derby
1685–
Richard Derby
1687–
Robert Darby
1692–

Spouse and Children

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(4)

World Events (4)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 28

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 60

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 92

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

Portuguese: from the old personal name Fortes (Latin Fortis, from fortis ‘strong’).

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

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