Mary Grice

Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Grice was born in 1685, in Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She married Robert Mayes in 1714. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Robert Mayes
Mary Grice
Marriage: 1714
Mary Mayes
Elizabeth Mayes
William Mayes

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World Events (1)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 116

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle English grice, gris ‘gray’ (Old French gris, apparently of Germanic origin, and probably a distant cognate of Gray 1). 2. from Middle English grice, grise ‘pig’ (Old Norse gríss, probably akin to 1), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or a nickname. 3. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Greis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Elizabeth Mayes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Grice, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for William Mayes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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