John Fitt

1703–1749 (Age 46)
Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Fitt was born in 1703, in Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, his father, Thomas Fitt, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Ireland, was 29. He died on 18 October 1749, in his hometown, at the age of 46, and was buried in Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Fitt
Sarah Ireland
Thomas Fitt
Grace Fitt
William Fitt
Sarah Fitt
Elizabeth Fitt
John Fitt
Sarah Fitt
Martha Fitt
Mathew Fitt
Edmund Fitt

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World Events (1)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 17

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 (chiefly Norfolk): nickname for a polite and amiable person, from Middle English fit ‘proper’, ‘suited’ (of uncertain origin).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Fitt, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • John Fitt, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • John Fitt, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"

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