Grace Pollard

1690–1737 (Age 47)
Kegworth, Leicestershire, England

The Life Summary of Grace

When Grace Pollard was born in 1690, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, her father, Thomas Pollard, was 26 and her mother, Catharine Jennings, was 22. She married Samuel Chaplin on 21 April 1717, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1737, at the age of 47.

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Samuel Chaplin
Grace Pollard
Marriage: 21 April 1717
Sarah Chaplain
Thomas Chaplin
Samuel Chaplin
Henry Chaplin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1717Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (1)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble
    Age 30
    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:perhaps a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English pollard, a derivative of the Middle English verb poll ‘to clip’ or the noun poll ‘the head’. It may have denoted someone with a close‐cropped head or a big head.from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Pollard, a pet form of Paul (Old French Pol). The surname has been established in both England and Ireland since the 13th century.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Grace in entry for Robert Chaplin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Grace Ballard, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Grace in entry for Thomas Caplin, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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