John Steele

1 August 1705–
Barthomley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Steele was born on 1 August 1705, in Barthomley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Steele. He lived in Barthomley, Cheshire, England in 1705. He was buried in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Steele
1705–
Margaret
1709–

Spouse and Children

    Male1705–Male

    Margaret

    Female1709–Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Steele

    MaleMale

siblings

(9)

    Sarah Steele

    Female1693–Female

    Mary Steele

    Female1693–Female

    George Steele

    Male1694–Male

    Elizabeth Steele

    Female1696–Female

    John Steele

    Male1696–Male

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World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 15

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 47

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 49

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

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Steele, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • John Steele, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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