Giles Townshend

1715–1800
Goodrich, Herefordshire, England

The Life of Giles

Giles Townshend was born in 1715, in Goodrich, Herefordshire, England as the son of Giles Townshend and Ann. He married Elizabeth Teague on 19 August 1742, in Ross, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He was buried in Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Giles Townshend
1715–1800
Elizabeth Teague
1724–
Marriage: 19 August 1742
John Townshend
1748–
Mary Townsend
1750–
Sarah Townshend
1752–
Ann Townshend
1756–
Thomas Townsend
1758–1758
Jane Townshend
1760–1760
Hannah Townshend
1762–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
19 August 1742
Ross, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(7)

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Parents & Siblings

  • Giles Townshend

    MaleMale

  • Ann

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 5

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 37

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 39

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 (Norfolk): variant of Townsend .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Giles Townsend, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Giles Townshead in entry for Hannah Townshead, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Giles Townshend in entry for Jane Townshend, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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