Mary Duckworth

9 April 1785–June 1866 (Age 81)
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Duckworth was born on 9 April 1785, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Lawrence Duckworth, was 25 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 7 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
Elizabeth Grimshaw
Faith Grimshaw
Faith Grimshaw
Mary Grimshaw
Francis Duckworth Grimshaw
Isabel Grimshaw
Elizabeth Grimshaw
Susannah Grimshaw
William Grimshaw

Spouse and Children

2 September 1810
Church, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 2

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

Age 4

"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."

Age 30

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

Name Meaning

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

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

Story Highlight


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 …

Sources (3)

  • Mary Grimshaw in household of Lawrance Grimshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Grimshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Duckworth in entry for Susannah Grimshaw Robinson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964" (Death Event Date: 10 Nov 1909)

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