1643–1720 (Age 77)
Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne

Anne was born about 1643, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Godfrey Swift about 1662, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 May 1720, in Middlesex, England, at the age of 77, and was buried in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Godfrey Swift
Marriage: about 1662
Robert Swift
Anne Swift
Godfrey Swift

Spouse & Children

about 1662
Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Male1663–Male

  • Female1666–1750Female

  • Godfrey Swift


World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 45

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 77

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

A name corrpted from Hannah, q.v. It is also found several times in a male name. From Ann, Anne, we have as nicknames Nan and Nancy

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann Bridbury, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Ann Smith, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anne - Church record: Burial record or certificate: burial: 11 May 1720; Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

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