Honor Harris

1718–
St Columb Major, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Honor

When Honor Harris was born in 1718, in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Philip Harris, was 40 and her mother, Anne Yelland, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Philip Harris
1678–
Anne Yelland
1683–1752
Mary Harris
1704–
Philip Harris Jr.
1704–
William Harris
1706–
Elizabeth Harris
1706–
John Harris
1712–1712
Anne Harris
1714–1774
Florence Harris
1716–
Philip Harris
1716–
Honor Harris
1718–
John Harris
1720–
Thomas Harris
1723–

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World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 2

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 34

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 36

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

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Honr. Harris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Honor Harris - Published information: birth-name: Honor Harris

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