Grace Morten

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Morten was born in 1710, in Eyam, Derbyshire, England, her father, Mathew Morton, was 39 and her mother, Alice Morton, was 40. She married Peter Redfern on 31 December 1731, in Eyam, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1794, at the age of 84, and was buried in Eyam, Derbyshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Peter Redfern
1708–
Grace Morten
1710–1794
Marriage: 31 December 1731
Alice Redfern
1735–
Peter Redfern
1737–1807
Anne Redfern
1739–
Matthew Redfern
1742–
Sarah Redfern
1744–

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  • Grace Morton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (6)

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.

1754 · Seven Years' War

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 (of Norman origin): habitational name from Mortagne in La Manche, France. This surname has probably been confused with Morton .

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

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