Sarah Ireland

1674–1730 (Age 56)
Smallburgh, Norfolk, England

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Ireland was born about 1674, in Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Ireland. She married Thomas Fitt in 1694, in Irstead, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 9 November 1730, in Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, at the age of 56, and was buried in Smallburgh, Norfolk, England.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Ireland
Thomas Fitt
Marriage: 1694
Thomas Fitt
Grace Fitt
William Fitt
Sarah Fitt
Elizabeth Fitt
John Fitt
Sarah Fitt
Martha Fitt
Mathew Fitt
Edmund Fitt

Spouse & Children

Irstead, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


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Parents & Siblings

  • Ireland




World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 14

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 46

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 and Scottish: ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Īraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Īras ‘Irishmen’ + land ‘land’. The stem Īr- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu. The surname is especially common in Liverpool, England, which has a large Irish population.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah in entry for Edmond Fitt, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • Sarah in entry for Grace Fitt, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • Sarah in entry for Sarah Fitt, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"

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