George Stringfellow

Brief Life History of George

When George Stringfellow was born about 1715, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, his father, Jacobi Stringfellow, was 34 and his mother, Mrs. Jacob Stringfellow, was 25. He married Mrs George Stringfellow before November 1744, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1775, in his hometown, at the age of 61, and was buried in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.

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George Stringfellow
Mrs George Stringfellow
Marriage: before November 1744
Mary Stringfellow
James Stringfellow
Elizabeth Stringfellow
John Stringfellow

Sources (15)

  • George Stringfellow, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Stringfellow, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • George Stringfellow, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

World Events (5)

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: occupational name from Middle English string-felagh ‘string-fellow, man who works at a string-hearth’. This was the hearth or furnace at which iron was heated for its second working. A 1547 document from south Yorkshire defines the string-fellow's duties: ‘the stringefelloe wages, for layeinge the stone and breakeinge and feyinge of synders and breakeinge of the blowme and hewinge’. Thornhill and Ecclesfield were two of several iron-working districts in Yorkshire. See also Stringer .

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

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