Mary Moreton

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Moreton was born about 1735, in England, United Kingdom, her father, James Moreton, was 19 and her mother, Elizabeth Corke, was 17. She lived in Wybunbury, Cheshire, England in 1735.

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James Moreton
Elizabeth Corke
Elizabeth Moreton
Mary Moreton
Jane Moreton
James Moreton
Sarah Moreton

Sources (4)

  • Mary Moreton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Moreton, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Mary Moreton, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): variant of Morton 1.

Spanish (Moretón): nickname from moretón ‘brown, tanned’ (of skin).

French: nickname from a double diminutive of More 2 ‘Moor’. Compare Moret .

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

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