Grace Fitt

1694–
Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Grace

When Grace Fitt was born in 1694, in Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, her father, Thomas Fitt, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Ireland, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Fitt
1671–1737
Sarah Ireland
1674–1730
Thomas Fitt
1694–1749
Grace Fitt
1694–
William Fitt
1707–
Sarah Fitt
1698–1698
Elizabeth Fitt
1699–
John Fitt
1703–1749
Sarah Fitt
1705–
Martha Fitt
1709–
Mathew Fitt
1712–1797
Edmund Fitt
1716–

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World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 26

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 58

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 60

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 (chiefly Norfolk): nickname for a polite and amiable person, from Middle English fit ‘proper’, ‘suited’ (of uncertain origin).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Grace Fitt, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • Grace Fitt, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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