Thomas Waller

Male17 October 1675–19 April 1721

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Waller was born on 17 October 1675, in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, Dr. John Waller, was 30 and his mother, Mary Kee Pomfrett, was 27. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Mary. In 1713, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as owned 340 acres in Surry, Virginia, United States. He died on 19 April 1721, in Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 45.

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Thomas Waller
William Waller
Katherine Waller
Sarah Waller
Mary Waller
Elise Waller
John Waller Sr
Elizabeth Waller
George Gent Waller

Sources (9)

  • Thomas Waller, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Wallar, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"
  • Thomas Waller, "England, Buckinghamshire, Church Records, 1217-1994"

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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 13

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 45

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: occupational name from Middle English waler, waliere, walour, waller ‘builder of walls, mason’.

English: in Sussex, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring, stream, or man-made well, from Middle English waller, a derivative of Middle English walle, Old English wælle, wælle. It is a West Midlands dialect form of Weller .

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

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