Elizabeth Ashdown

1716–1723 (Age 7)

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
Catherine Archer
Elizabeth Ashdown
Mary Ashdowne
Sarah Ashdown
Ann Ashdowne
Catharine Ashdowne
John Ashdown
Elizabeth Ashdowne
Thomas Ashdown

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1678–1728Male

  • Catherine Archer




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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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