Elizabet Groom

August 1705–
Myddle, Shropshire, England

The Life of Elizabet

When Elizabet Groom was christened in August 1705, in Myddle, Shropshire, England, her father, Richard Groom, was 49 and her mother, Dorothea Watkins, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Richard Groom
1656–1714
Dorothea Watkins
1683–1711
Elizabet Groom
1705–
Mary Groom
1707–
Richard Groom
1710–

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Groom

    Male1656–1714Male

    Dorothea Watkins

    Female1683–1711Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

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 (common in East Anglia): occupational name for a servant or a shepherd, from Middle English grōm(e) ‘boy’, ‘servant’ (of uncertain origin), which in some places was specialized to mean ‘shepherd’.

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

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  • Elizabet Groome, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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