John Winder

Brief Life History of John

When John Winder was born in 1701, in England, his father, John Winder, was 26 and his mother, Ann Sawkins, was 22. He married Elizabeth Barnes on 18 October 1724, in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Tenterden, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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John Winder
Elizabeth Barnes
Marriage: 18 October 1724
John Winder
Ann Winder
Stephen Winder
Elizabeth Winder
Richard Winder
William Winder
Henry Winder
Thomas Winder

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  • John Winder, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Winder, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Winder, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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World Events (5)

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


habitational name in northwestern England, from any of several places called Winder in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Yorkshire, especially one in Cartmel (Lancashire), all named with Old Norse vindr ‘wind’ + erg ‘shieling, hill pasture’.

in Sussex and Kent, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) winding path or ascent’, or by a winding stream, from Middle English wind + the agent suffix -er. Compare Wind 1.

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

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