Elizabeth Ashdown

1716–1723 (Age 7)
England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ashdown was born from January 1716 to December 1716, in England, her father, Thomas Ashdowne, was 38 and her mother, Catherine Archer, was 22. She died on 22 September 1723, at the age of 7.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ashdowne
1678–1728
Catherine Archer
1694–
Elizabeth Ashdown
1716–1723
Mary Ashdowne
1716–
Sarah Ashdown
1718–
Ann Ashdowne
1720–
Catharine Ashdowne
1721–
John Ashdown
1723–
Elizabeth Ashdowne
1724–
Thomas Ashdown
1726–1803

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1678–1728Male

  • Catherine Archer

    Female1694–Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (1)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 4

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: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Eliza. Ashdowne, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eliza. Ashdowne, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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