Anna Hannah Fessenden

1649–4 April 1723 (Age 74)
Canterbury, Kent, England

The Life of Anna Hannah

Anna Hannah Fessenden was born in 1649, in Canterbury, Kent, England as the daughter of Thomas Fessenden and Margaret. She married John Sewall on 28 October 1674, in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 4 April 1723, in United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in York Cemetery, Baldwin, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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John Sewall
Anna Hannah Fessenden
Marriage: 28 October 1674
Hannah Sewall i
Hannah Sewall ii
John Sewall
John Shell Jr.
Henry Sewell
Stephen Sewall
Capt. Samuel Sewall
baby girl Sewall
Nicholas Sewall
Thomas Sewall

Spouse and Children

28 October 1674
Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 39

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 71

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

English (Kent): unexplained; probably from a lost or unidentified place in Kent, named with an unexplained first element + Old English denu ‘valley’. The variant Fishenden is also found.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hannah in entry for Nicholas Sewall, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hanah in entry for Samuell Sewall, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Toppan in entry for Samuel Toppan, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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