Lewis Barton

1695–1737 (Age 42)
Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Barton was born in 1695, in Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Barton, was 15 and his mother, Elisabeth, was 12. He married Margaret Ashurst on 16 May 1714, in Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 June 1737, at the age of 42, and was buried in Upholland, Lancashire, England.

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Lewis Barton
Margaret Ashurst
Marriage: 16 May 1714
William Barton
Ellin Barton
George Barton
Ellen Barton
Jane Barton
William Barton
Peter Barton
John Barton
Margaret Barton

Spouse & Children

16 May 1714
Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (1)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 25

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick .2 German and central European (e.g. Czech and Slovak Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomaeus ( see Bartholomew ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • / in entry for Peter Barton, "England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900"
  • Lewis Barton in entry for John Barton, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Lewis Barton in entry for John Barton, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"

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