Edward Wheatley

before 25 March 1692–18 January 1768 (Age 75)
West Hoathly, Sussex, England

The Life of Edward

When Edward Wheatley was born before 25 March 1692, in West Hoathly, Sussex, England, his father, Edward Wheatley, was 35 and his mother, Timothy Mills, was 25. He married Anne Vinnall on 2 February 1725, in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 18 January 1768, in Maresfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Maresfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edward Wheatley
Anne Vinnall
Marriage: 2 February 1725
John Wheatley
Ann Wheatley
William Wheatley
Mary Wheatley
Edward Wheatley
Elizabeth Wheatley
Sarah Wheatley

Spouse and Children


    Anne Vinnall


2 February 1725
East Grinstead, Sussex, England



    Ann Wheatley



    Mary Wheatley


    Edward Wheatley


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Anne Wheatley




    Elizabeth Wheatley


    William Wheatley


+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 28

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 60

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.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 62

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Wheatley, for example in Essex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Wheatly in entry for Mary Wheatly, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Edward Wheatley in entry for Mary Wheatley, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Edward Wheatly in entry for Edward Wheatly, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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