Ann Clay

about 1692–
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Clay was born about 1692, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Clay, was 35 and her mother, Ann Brolsford, was 31. She married John Watson on 26 November 1710, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She was buried in England.

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Family Time Line

John Watson
1684–1719
Ann Clay
1692–
Marriage: 26 November 1710
John Watson
1713–
Thomas Watson
1716–
Elizabeth Watson
1718–

Spouse and Children

    John Watson

    Male1684–1719Male

    Female1692–Female

MARRIAGE
26 November 1710
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England
children

(3)

    John Watson

    Male1713–Male

    Male1716–Male

    Elizabeth Watson

    Female1718–Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Clay

    Male1657–Male

    Ann Brolsford

    Female1661–Female

siblings

(9)

    John Clay

    Male1683–1688Male

    Francis Clay

    Male1686–1690Male

    Elizabeth Clay

    Female1687–Female

    John Clay

    Male1688–Male

    Francis Clay

    Male1690–1690Male

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 28

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 60

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 62

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

1 English: from Old English clǣg ‘clay’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit ( see Clayman ).2 Americanized spelling of German Klee .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann Clay, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Ann Clay, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Anne Watson in entry for Elizabeth Watson, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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