Martha Kay

about 1744–
Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Kay was born about 1744, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Kaye, was 26 and her mother, Mrs. John Kay, was 25. She married Thomas Driver on 24 April 1764, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Driver
1740–
Martha Kay
1744–
Marriage: 24 April 1764
Betty Driver
1765–
Alice Driver
1767–
Sally Driver
1773–
Martha Driver
1776–
Martha Driver
1776–
Thomas Driver
1778–
Joseph Driver
1780–
William Driver
1783–
Edmund Driver
1785–
John Driver
1789–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 April 1764
Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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(5)

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 57

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.
1815

Age 71

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 77

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English ca ‘jackdaw’, from an unattested Old Norse . See also Daw .2 English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed’, ‘clumsy’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English keye, kaye ‘key’. Compare Care , Kear .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha in entry for Betty Driver, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Kay in entry for Joseph Driver, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Kay in entry for Edmund Driver, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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