Mary Ann Saxey


Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Saxey was born in 1818, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Saxey, was 44 and her mother, Lucy Kellet, was 40. She married John Leary on 11 August 1834, in St Mary's Church, Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1897, in Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Leary
1808–about 1872
Mary Ann Saxey
Marriage: 11 August 1834
Ellen Margaret Leary
about 1839–
John William Leary
1844–about 1893
William Leary
Mary Ann Lucy Leary
Joseph Leary
Edwin George Leary

Sources (33)

  • Mary A A Saxey in household of Joseph Saxey, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Mary Ann Saxey, "England, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Marriages, 1537-1930"
  • Mary Anne in entry for John Leary, "England, Navy Allotment Records, 1795-1812"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1834St Mary's Church, Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 5

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 15

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


    Age 25

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning


    nickname, perhaps for someone quick to take offense and draw his sword, or for an instructor in swordsmanship, from Middle English sakespey ‘draw sword’ (Old French sacquespee, from sacque(r) ‘to draw, extract’ + espee ‘sword’).

    habitational name from either of two places called Saxby (Leicestershire, Lincolnshire). The Lincolnshire placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Saxi (see Sax 3) + Old Norse ‘farmstead, village’, while the Leicestershire placename may arise from Old English Seaxe ‘the Saxons’ (genitive plural Seaxna) + Old Norse , or may have the same etymology as the Lincolnshire placename.

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

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