Mary Kirby


Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Kirby was born in 1666, in Great Munden, Hertfordshire, England, her father, Thomas Kirby, was 31 and her mother, Dorothy Bawcock, was 32. She married Thomas Gutteridge on 20 October 1687, in Ardeley, Hertfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1723, in Cottered, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 57, and was buried in Cottered, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gutteridge
Mary Kirby
Marriage: 20 October 1687
Thomas Gutteridge
John Gutteredge
John Gutteridge
William Gutteridge
Mary Gutteridge
Jon Gutteridge
Jeremiah Gutteridge

Sources (20)

  • Mary Kirby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Kirby, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Parish registers for Cottered; ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RQR-9MTW

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1687Ardeley, Hertfordshire, England
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (2)

    1688 · Glorious Revolution

    Age 22

    The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    Age 54

    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + ‘farmstead, village’.

    Irish: adopted for Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Cíarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Geirble ‘son of Geirble’, a personal name of uncertain origin. The name is preserved in the townland name of Carrowkeribly in County Mayo.

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

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