Sarah Beach

December 1711–
Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Beach was born in December 1711, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, her father, Francis Beach, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Lawton, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Francis Beach
1671–1735
Elizabeth Lawton
1681–
Frances Lawton
1703–
Mary Beach
1717–
Elizabeth Beach
1705–
John Beach
1706–
Richard Beach
1708–
William Beech
1710–1744
Sarah Beach
1711–
Ann Beach
1722–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1671–1735Male

    Elizabeth Lawton

    Female1681–Female

siblings

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World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 9

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 41

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 43

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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle English beche, Old English bece, a byform of bæce. Compare Bach 3.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle English beche ‘beech tree’ (Old English bēce).3 Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Bisch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sara Beech, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Sara Beech, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sarah Beech, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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