John James Hurst

Brief Life History of John James

When John James Hurst was born on 9 January 1699, in Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, Henry Hurst, was 53 and his mother, Elizabeth Hudnall, was 43. He had at least 13 sons and 1 daughter with Margret Elizabeth Jane Beeler. He lived in Stafford, Virginia, British Colonial America for about 22 years. He died on 6 December 1747, in Fairfax County, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 48.

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John James Hurst
Margret Elizabeth Jane Beeler
John Hurst
Thomas Hurst
Robert William Hurst
James Robert Hurst
Thomas H. Hurst
Mary Hurst
Henry Hurst
Elijah Hurst
Joseph Hurst
Thomas Hurst
William Brindle Hurst
Absalom Hurst
Landon Hurst
Nathaniel Hurst

Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: John Hurst - Published information: birth-name: John "Of Stafford" Hurst
  • John Hurst, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Hirst in entry for John Hirst, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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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.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).

Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.

German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.

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

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John Hurst will 1747/1748; Stafford County, Virginia

John Hurst will 1747/1748; Stafford County, Virginia ================================================================== In the name of God amen I John Hurst in the County of Stafford being sick and we …

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