Rebecca Martin

about 1837–2 April 1891 (Age 54)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Martin was born about 1837, in England, United Kingdom, her father, William Stanley, was 14 and her mother, Elizabeth Martin, was 21. She married Edmund Bown on 16 April 1856, in Gawler, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia in 1852 and lived in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 2 April 1891, in Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Bown
1838–1922
Rebecca Martin
1837–1891
Marriage: 16 April 1856
Henry Thomas Bown
1857–
Emily
1858–
Sarah
1861–
Edmund Bown
1868–1960
Alfred Bown
1870–
Walter Bown
1872–1949
Edith Bown
1875–1933
Frederick Bown
1877–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 April 1856
Gawler, South Australia, Australia
children

(8)

    Henry Thomas Bown

    Male1857–Male

    Female1858–Female

    Female1861–Female

    Edmund Bown

    Male1868–1960Male

    Male1870–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1837–1891Female

    Thomas Stanley

    Male1842–Male

    Robert Stanley

    Male1845–1911Male

    Sarah Stanley

    Female1847–1911Female

    Female1849–1875Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1837

Age 0

George Grey explores Western Australia.
1841

Age 4

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 17

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Martin in household of William Stanly, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Martin - Government record: death: 2 April 1891; Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Martin - Published information: birth: about 1837; England, United Kingdom

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