1701
1701

'Colonial Period'

This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1701 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1701, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

America was under British rule until 1776. William III and Mary II were King and Queen of England from February of 1689 until her death in December of 1694. William III continued to rule until March 1702.

Notable Events

Notable events that occurred in 1701 were:

Yale University founded in New Haven, Connecticut

Charter granted to the Colony of Delaware, separating it from Pennsylvania

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1701 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:

King George's War (1702-1713), French and Indian War (1755-1763), American Indian Wars (1540-1774)

A person born in 1701 should appear on the following census, depending on when they died:

1790 The First U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 2, 1701, would have been 89 in 1790. If they were born after August 2, they were 88. They would be counted in Column 2 (16+). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1790 census, which was taken on August 2, 1790.

1800 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 4, 1701, would have been 99 in 1800. If they were born after August 4, they were 98. They should have been counted in Column 5 (45+). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1800 census, which was taken on August 4, 1800.

1810 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 6, 1701, would have been 109 in 1810. If they were born after August 6, they were 108. They should have been counted in Column 5 (45+). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1810 census, which was taken on August 6, 1810.

1820 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 2, 1701, would have been 119 in 1820. If they were born after August 2, they were 118. They should have been counted in Column 5 (45+). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1820 census, which was taken on August 2, 1820.

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