Mary Hey

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Hey was born on 17 October 1788, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Joseph Hey and Susannah Lee. She married Thomas Lawson on 24 December 1807, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 29 July 1843, at the age of 54.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Mary? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thomas Lawson
Mary Hey
Marriage: 24 December 1807
Fenton Hey Lawson
Robert Lawson
Mary Emma Lawson
Thomas Lawson

Sources (7)

  • Mary Hey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Hey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Mary in entry for Mary Hey, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

Parents and Siblings

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


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

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Hay .

Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized (or archaic) and Flemish, of Heij, a topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, Dutch hei, heide.

German: metonymic occupational name for a grower or mower of grass, from Middle High German höu ‘grass, hay’.

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

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.