James Floyd

1672–
Dymock, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Floyd was born in 1672, in Dymock, Gloucestershire, England as the son of Thomas Floyd and Elinor Webb. He married Penelope Davis about 1690, in Dymock, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Floyd
1672–
Penelope Davis
1673–
Marriage: about 1690
Elizabeth Floyd
1695–1697
Thomas Floyd
1697–
Sarah Floyd
1699–
Penelope Floyd
1701–
James Floyd
1703–
Eleanor Floyd
1706–
Joseph Floyd
1708–
Richard Floyde
1709–
John Floyd
1712–1712

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1690
Dymock, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Floyd

    Male1641–1712Male

    Elinor Webb

    Female–1698Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1672–Male

    Margaret Floyd

    Female1673–Female

    Richard Floyd

    Male1676–Male

    Thomas Floyd

    Male1679–Male

    Mary Floyd

    Female1680–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 16

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 48

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 80

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

Welsh: variant of Lloyd .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Floyde in entry for Richard Floyde, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813 for James Floyd Dymock 1599 - 1812
  • James Floyd in entry for Elianor Floyd, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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