Frances Mary Todd

FemaleMarch 1847–9 May 1871

Brief Life History of Frances Mary

When Frances Mary Todd was born in March 1847, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Todd, was 33 and her mother, Fanny Spiken, was 32. She lived in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 9 May 1871, at the age of 24.

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John Todd
Fanny Spiken
Frances Mary Todd

Sources (5)

  • Frances Mary Todd in household of Marion Todd, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Frances Mary Todd, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920"
  • Frances Mary Todd, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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World Events (3)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 7

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 21

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’. Compare Todhunter , Todman . This name was brought to Ulster, Ireland, from Scotland in the 17th century.

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

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