Edward Quested

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Quested was born in 1677, in Brenchley, Kent, England, his father, Alexander Quested, was 39 and his mother, Susanna Chittenden, was 38. He married Anne Russell on 8 October 1699, in Brenchley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 December 1755, in Boughton under Blean, Kent, England, at the age of 78.

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Edward Quested
Anne Russell
Marriage: 8 October 1699
Ann Quested
Mary Quested
Alexander Quested
Edward Quested
Timothy Quested

Sources (17)

  • Edward Quested, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Quested, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Edward Quested in entry for Timothy Quested, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (4)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

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

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

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.

Name Meaning

English: locative name from Wherstead (Suffolk), recorded as Quersted, Qwersted(e) 1254–91, or some other lost place similarly named, perhaps in Kent.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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