Elizabeth Cooke

Femaleabout June 1680–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cooke was born about June 1680, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, her father, Charles Cooke, was 35 and her mother, Mary Stamford, was 26. She married John Gardiner on 30 May 1702, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

John Gardiner
1679–1757
Elizabeth Cooke
1680–
Marriage: 30 May 1702
Thomas Gardiner
1713–1763

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  • John Gardiner in the Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812
  • Baptism of Elizabeth Cook
  • Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1702Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)

    1688 · Glorious Revolution

    Age 8

    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 40

    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 72

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: variant of Cook .

    History: Francis Cooke (died 1663) and his eldest son John were passengers on the Mayflower in 1621; they were joined two years later by Francis's wife and other children. In the words of William Bradford, he lived long enough ‘to see his children's children have children’.

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

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