Mary York

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary York was born about 1705, in England. She married Fowk Jarvis on 29 May 1730, in Byfield, Northamptonshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in July 1747, in Byfield, Northamptonshire, England, at the age of 43, and was buried in Byfield, Northamptonshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Fowk Jarvis
1707–1754
Mary York
1705–1747
Marriage: 29 May 1730
Foulk Jarvis
1734–1807

Sources (2)

  • 1731, Sep 19 - Baptism for Foulk son of Foulke + Mary Jarvis (Parish Register)
  • 1731, Sep 19 - Baptism for Folke son of Folke and Mary Jarvis *Date is written in error as 10 Sep 1731 (Bishop Transcript)

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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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .

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

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