Mary Duckworth

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Duckworth was born in 1785, in Colne, Lancashire, England, her father, Lawrence Duckworth, was 38 and her mother, Isabel Lee, was 24. She married Lawrence Grimshaw on 2 September 1810, in Church, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in June 1866, in Bury, Lancashire, England, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Grimshaw
Mary Duckworth
Marriage: 2 September 1810
John Grimshaw
Faith Grimshaw
Faith Grimshaw
Mary Grimshaw
Francis Duckworth Grimshaw
Isabel Grimshaw
Susannah Grimshaw
William Grimshaw

Sources (66)

  • Mary Grimshaw in household of Lawrance Grimshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Duckworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975" ( Christening Place: ST.BARTHOLOMEW'S, COLNE, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND ) ( Christening Date: 1785 )
  • Lawrence Grimshaw and Mary Duckworth, Marriage, Lancashire Parish Registers, 1538-1910 (1810) [See document in the Memories section]

World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Duckworth, in the borough of Bury, Lancashire, which is named from Old English dūce ‘duck’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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Lawrence and Mary Grimshaw apparently lived during the early 1800s in Accrington, Lancashire, near Clayton-le-Moors, the home of the original Grimshaw family line. They had nine children, four of whom …

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