Willem Anne van Keppel 2nd Earl of Albemarle

Brief Life History of Willem Anne van

When Willem Anne van Keppel 2nd Earl of Albemarle was born on 5 June 1702, in London, England, his father, Arnold Joost van Keppel 1st Earl of Albemarle, was 32 and his mother, Geertruida Joanna van der Duyn, was 27. He married Lady Anne Lennox Countess of Albemarle on 21 February 1722, in Caversham, Oxfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 22 December 1754, in Paris, Île-de-France, France, at the age of 52, and was buried in Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Willem Anne van Keppel 2nd Earl of Albemarle
1702–1754
Lady Anne Lennox Countess of Albemarle
1703–1789
Marriage: 21 February 1722
George Dewald Keppeke
1720–
William Keppel
1727–1782
Gen. Sir George Keppel 3rd Earl of Abermarle
1724–1772
Augustus Keppel
1725–1786
Rt. Rev. Hon. Frederick Keppel
1728–1777
Mary Elizabeth Keppel
5 November 1732–1740
Ann van Keppel
5 November 1732–1788
Charles Keppel
1736–
Lady Caroline Keppel
1737–1769
Elizabeth Keppel
1739–1768
Arnold Keppel
1743–
Amelia Keppel
1745–
Robert Keppel
1747–
Gertrude Keppel
1749–

Sources (3)

  • Williame Anne Van Keppel, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Anne Keppel, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Anne Keppel in entry for George Keppel, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (3)

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

German: variant of Käppel (see Kappel ).

Dutch (also Van Keppel): habitational name for someone from Hoog- and Laag-Keppel in Gelderland.

Altered form of German Köppel (see Koppel ).

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

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