William Summerfield Jr.

25 May 1674–4 February 1762 (Age 87)
Moulton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Summerfield Jr. was born on 25 May 1674, in Moulton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Sumerfield and Judith. He married Mary Porter on 14 May 1702, in Northamptonshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 February 1762, in Northamptonshire, England, at the age of 87, and was buried in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Summerfield Jr.
Mary Porter
Marriage: 14 May 1702
Elizabeth Sumerfield
Thomas Sumerfield
Mary Summerfield
William Summerfield III
Ann Sumerfield
William Summerfield

Spouse and Children

14 May 1702
Northamptonshire, England


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World Events (4)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 14

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 46

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 78

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

1 English: habitational name from Summerfield in Wiltshire.2 Scottish: variant of Somerville .3 Americanized form of Ashkenazic Jewish Sommerfeld(t) ( see Sommerfeld ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Sumerfield, "England, Northamptonshire, Non-conformist Records, 1840-1894"
  • William Sumerfield, "England, Northamptonshire, Non-conformist Records, 1840-1894"
  • William Summerfield in entry for William Summerfield, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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