Thomas Brereton

22 November 1713–
Nantwich, Cheshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Brereton was christened on 22 November 1713, in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, his father, Sandford Brereton, was 28 and his mother, Lydia Turner, was 24. He lived in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1713.

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Sandford Brereton
Lydia Turner
Esther Brereton
Mary Brereton
Sandford Brereton
Thomas Brereton
Lydia Brereton

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World Events (7)

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.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

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: habitational name from places called Brereton, in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The former is named with Old English brǣr, brēr ‘briar’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter originally had as its final element Old English dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Brereton, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Thomas Brereton, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Thomas Brereton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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