William Fearn

1708–
Derbyshire, England

The Life of William

William Fearn was born in 1708, in Derbyshire, England. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Elizabeth.

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Family Time Line

William Fearn
1708–
Elizabeth
1708–
Elizabeth Fearn
1737–
William Fearn
1739–1743
John Fearn
1740–1824
Edward Fearn
1740–
Isabell Fearn
1742–
William Fearn
1744–

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 12

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 44

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 46

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: variant spelling of Fern 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Fearn in entry for William Fearn, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • William Fearn in entry for William Fearn, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • William Fearn in entry for Elizabeth Fearn, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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