Robert Olds

1645–16 January 1728 (Age 83)
Sherborne, Dorset, England

The Life of Robert

When Robert Olds was born in 1645, in Sherborne, Dorset, England, his father, John Olde, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Gatherest, was 30. He married Susannah Hanford on 31 December 1669, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 16 January 1728, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 83, and was buried in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Robert Olds
1645–1728
Susannah Hanford
1647–1688
Marriage: 31 December 1669
Robert A. Olds Jr
1670–1727
Jonathan Olds
1672–1696
Mindwell Old
1674–1754
Hanford Old
1677–1765
William Olds
1678–1680
Capt. William Olds
1680–1749
Susannah Old
1683–1753
Ebenezer Olds
1688–1688

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1669
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 43

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 75

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: patronymic from Old .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert in entry for Ebenezer Old, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Robert in entry for Ebenezer Old, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Robert in entry for John Old, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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