John Cottam

19 July 1719–
Liverpool, Lancashire, England

The Life of John

John Cottam was born on 19 July 1719, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England as the son of James Gottham and Ester Ridyard.

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Family Time Line

James Gottham
–1732
Ester Ridyard
1676–1742
Jon Cottam
1704–1713
Hannah Cottom
1705–
Esther Cottam
1708–1709
Mary Cottam
1711–
James Cottom
1712–1713
Grace Cottom
1714–1714
Martha Cottam
1716–1721
John Cottam
1719–

Parents and Siblings

    James Gottham

    Male–1732Male

    Female1676–1742Female

siblings

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World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 1

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 33

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 35

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 (chiefly Lancashire): variant of Cotton .

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

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