Richard Cock

25 February 1694–
Lincolnshire, England

The Life of Richard

When Richard Cock was born on 25 February 1694, in Lincolnshire, England, his father, Richard Cock, was 30 and his mother, Mary Chapman, was 29. He married Mary White on 11 June 1716, in Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Richard Cock
1694–
Mary White
1698–
Marriage: 11 June 1716
Mary Cock
1717–1719
Richard Cock 6 ggf
1718–1803
John Cock
1722–1722
Jonathan Cock
1723–1726
Mary Cock
1726–1763
Elisabeth Cock
1731–1732

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 June 1716
Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 26

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 58

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

Age 60

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

English: probably from a Middle English pet name formed from the initial A- of a personal name (e.g. Adam ) + the hypocoristic suffix -cok (see, e.g., Adcock ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Cock in entry for Elisabeth Cock, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Richard Cock in entry for Mary Cock, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Richard Cock in entry for Jonathan Cock, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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