Mary Dixon

about 1746–8 February 1831
Lincolnshire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Dixon was born about 1746, in Lincolnshire, England, her father, William Dixon, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Barlow, was 23. She married Willm. Girdley on 5 May 1771, in Winterton, Lincolnshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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Family Time Line

Willm. Girdley
1748–
Mary Dixon
1746–1831
Marriage: 5 May 1771
John Girdley
1773–
Tom Girdley
1775–
Thomas Girdley
1777–

Spouse and Children

    Willm. Girdley

    Male1748–Male

    Female1746–1831Female

MARRIAGE
5 May 1771
Winterton, Lincolnshire, England
children

(3)

    John Girdley

    Male1773–Male

    Tom Girdley

    Male1775–Male

    Thomas Girdley

    Male1777–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 6

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 8

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 24

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Hannah Girdley, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Mary Dickson, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Mary Dickson, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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