Margaret Harrison

1720–11 January 1764 (Age 44)
Forcett, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Harrison was born in 1720, in Forcett, Yorkshire, England. She married Thomas Brown on 26 April 1744, in Forcett, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 January 1764, in Romaldkirk, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 44, and was buried in Romaldkirk, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Brown
Margaret Harrison
Marriage: 26 April 1744
John Brown
Thomas Brown
Mary Brown

Spouse and Children

26 April 1744
Forcett, Yorkshire, England


World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 0

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 32

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 34

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

Northern English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Harry .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Harrison, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Margaret in entry for John Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret Harrison, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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