Jane Bridger

Female1690–about 1720

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Bridger was born in 1690, in South Bersted, Sussex, England, her father, William Bridger, was 35 and her mother, Jane Wakeford, was 25. She married John Staker on 3 June 1712, in Aldingbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1720, at the age of 31, and was buried in Aldingbourne, Sussex, England.

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John Staker
Jane Bridger
Marriage: 3 June 1712
Anne Staker
Jane Staker
Edward Staker
Joseph Staker
Susanna Staker
Baby Staker
Zacheus Staker

Sources (13)

  • Jane Bridger, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Bridger, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Jane Slaker in entry for Jane Slaker, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1712Aldingbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (1)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 30

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from an agent derivative of Middle English brigge, brugge ‘bridge’ (Old English brycg), denoting either someone who lived near a bridge or the keeper of a bridge. See Bridge .

    Americanized form of German Brücker (see Brucker ).

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

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