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