Anne Willson

about 1701–26 May 1777
Prestwich, Lancashire, England

The Life of Anne

Anne Willson was born about 1701, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. She married Charles Blakeley about 1722, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She was buried in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England.

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Charles Blakeley
Anne Willson
Marriage: about 1722
Katherine Blakeley
James Blackley
Robert Blakeley
Anne Blakely

Spouse and Children

about 1722
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 19

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 51

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 53

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: variant spelling of Wilson .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann Blackley in entry for James Blackley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Sarah Blackley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Ann Blackley in entry for Sarah Blackley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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