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1700 -1800 The Church was divided into East and West sections by glazed and panelled partitions More info
1701 -1714 Samuel Burnet, B.A., junior, Vicar of North Grantham
1706 Solomon Bequest More info
1709 Bishop of Lincoln confirmed 1,200 at one service
1710 -1736 John Harrison, Vicar of South Grantham
1714 The Vicarages were united 22 July 1714, John Harrison became the sole incumbent
1736 -1786 Richard Easton, Vicar
1736 The screen, with a 3 manual organ ,was erected More info
1736 Sarah Ellys paid for galleries to be built along the north wall "for batchelors to sit in."


1707 A fire resulted in the loss of 17 houses More info
1719 Grantham described as "a considerable market town"
1727 Sir Isaac Newton died More info
1740 Grantham Gingerbread first made More info


1701 Act of Settlement provides for Protestant Succession of the House of Hanover
1702 The first newspaper - The Daily Courant
1702 -1714 Anne became Queen
1704 -1800 England starts to acquire colonies as a result of wars and exploration More info
1707 Act of Union united England and Scotland
1714 -1725 King George I: House of Hanover
1715 Unsuccessful Jacobite Rising under the 'Old Pretender' James Stuart
1721 -1742 Sir Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister
1725 -1760 King George II
1736 Abolition of crime of witchcraft
1738 Charles Wesley founded the Methodists More info
1745 Failure of last Jacobite Rebellion under 'Bonny Prince Charlie'


Anne Crowned 1702 Died 1714 1707 Act of Union to create Great Britain Stuart
George I Crowned 1714 Died 1727 1720 South Sea Bubble Hanover
George II Crowned 1727 Died 1760 1745 Bonny Prince Charlie invades England Hanover