Ann Gosslin

4 September 1702–
Lenham, Kent, England

The Life of Ann

When Ann Gosslin was christened on 4 September 1702, in Lenham, Kent, England, her father, Edward Goslinge, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Warren, was 31. She married John Higgins on 3 January 1725, in Westminster, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters.

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John Higgins
Ann Gosslin
Marriage: 3 January 1725
Mary Higgins
Joseph Higgins
William Higgins
Anne Higgins
Elizabeth Higgins
Judith Higgins
Henry Higgins
Alvin Dewanye Clausen
Robert Higgins
Robert Higgins
John Higgins
Thomasin Higgins
Judith Higgins

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3 January 1725
Westminster, Middlesex, England


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World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

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

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

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

French: from a pet form of the Old French personal name Gosse .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann in entry for Joseph Higgins, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne in entry for Judith Higgens, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne in entry for Elizabth. Higgens, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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