Mary Hey

Female17 October 1788–29 July 1843

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.

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

Sources (7)

  • Mary in entry for Emma Rogers, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Mary Hey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Hey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1807Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 13

    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

    Age 20

    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.


    Age 27

    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.

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