Ann Peacock

about 1719–about 1796 (Age 77)
Cowesby, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Ann

When Ann Peacock was born about 1719, in Cowesby, Yorkshire, England, her father, Benjamin Peacock, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Harris, was 29. She married Michael Taylor on 28 April 1746, in Cowesby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died about 1796, in her hometown, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Michael Taylor
–1782
Ann Peacock
1719–1796
Marriage: 28 April 1746

Spouse and Children

    Michael Taylor

    Male–1782Male

    Female1719–1796Female

MARRIAGE
28 April 1746
Cowesby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 1

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 33

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 35

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: from Middle English pe, pa, po ‘peacock’, with the later disambiguating addition of cok ‘male bird’, hence a nickname for a vain, strutting person or for a dandy. In some cases it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a peacock. This surname is established in Ireland also.

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

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  • Yorkshire Baptisms 1719-1720

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