Ralph Heaton

1687–1741 (Age 54)
Little Lever, Lancashire, England

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Heaton was born in 1687, in Little Lever, Lancashire, England, his father, Nathan Heaton, was 32 and his mother, Alisona Riley, was 32. He married Margaret Kellet on 23 December 1716, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1741, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, at the age of 54, and was buried in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Ralph Heaton
Margaret Kellet
Marriage: 23 December 1716
Ralph Heaton
Alice Heaton
Richard Heaton
Mary Heaton

Spouse and Children

23 December 1716
Prestwich, Lancashire, England


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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 1

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 33

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 (northern): habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, for example in Lancashire, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire, from Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century, and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Heaton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Ralph Heaton in entry for Ralph Heaton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ralph Heaton, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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