Mary Elizabeth Sergeant

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Sergeant was born in 1855, in Longton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Sergeant, was 43 and her mother, Hannah Harper, was 38. She married Thomas Shaw in 1873, in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Shaw
Mary Elizabeth Sergeant
Marriage: 1873
John Shaw
Margaret Shaw
Catherine Shaw
Benjamin Shaw
Samuel Shaw
Nellie Shaw
Mary E. Shaw
Polly Shaw
William Shaw
Harold J Shaw
Lucy Shaw
Annie Shaw

Sources (10)

  • Eliza Shaw in household of Hannah Sargeant, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Elizabeth Serjeant, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Mary Elizabeth Sergiant, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

Spouse and Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Sargent .

French: variant of Sergent .

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

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