|The Devon Brinsmeads decade by decade||
In 1745 the Jacobite rebellion "the Forty-five" broke out in Scotland in 1745. Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Young Pretender, reached as far south as Derby before having to retreat.
decade is the most difficult one in sorting out the Brinsmead's Devon
family tree. The
church records from St. Giles in the Wood record the following entries
for this decade. Some of the records for this period are hard to read and
others come from the Bishop's transcript.
We have worked on the following assumptions.
If these assumptions are correct, by 1750 the family looked like this:
Robert and Grace's line
Robert (age 54) and Grace (age 49)
Mary (age 31) and John Copp (not traced further)
Henry (age 30) and Ann
Henry and Francis' line
Francis (Henry's widow)
Elsewhere in the village, in 1748, Henry Rolle, the owner of Stevenstone and the principal local land owner, was created a Baron, adopting the title Lord Rolle, Baron of Stevenstone.
George Frideric Handel composed the oratorio, The Messiah, in London, England in 1741. The tradition of standing up for the Hallelujah Chorus began at the first performance, in Dublin in 1842.
Jonathon Swift (born 1667) dies in Dublin on October 19th, 1745. He left his fortune to build an institution for madmen.