Mary Hey

17 October 1788–29 July 1843 (Age 54)
Keighley, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Hey was born on 17 October 1788, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Aaron Hey, was 38 and her mother, Hannah Aspin, was 38. She married Thomas Lawson on 24 December 1807. 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

Spouse and Children

24 December 1807
Keighley, Yorkshire, England


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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

1 English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place called Hey.2 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, Dutch hei, heide.3 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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Sources (3)

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

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