Mary Kirby

1666–1723 (Age 57)
Great Munden, Hertfordshire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Kirby was born in 1666, in Great Munden, Hertfordshire, England, her father, Thomas Kirby, was 31 and her mother, Dorothy Bawcocke, 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

Spouse and Children

20 October 1687
Ardeley, Hertfordshire, England


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Kirby


    Dorothy Bawcocke




    Martha Kirby


    Dorothy Kirby


    Thomas Kirby



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

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Ciarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Parish registers for Cottered; ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RQR-9MTW
  • Parish registers for Cottered; ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRQR-999C
  • Mary Kirby, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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