Wortley Mayfield

15 June 1742–2 February 1810
Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of Wortley

When Wortley Mayfield was christened on 15 June 1742, in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, William Mayfield, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Reason, was 32. He married Hannah Sympson in 1776, in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Wortley Mayfield
Hannah Sympson
Marriage: 1776
William Mayfield
Anne Mayfield
James Mayfield
Benjamin Mayfield
Mary Mayfield
George Mayfield

Spouse and Children

Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Reason




    Benjamin Mayfield


    Anne Mayfield


    Margaret Mayfield


    William Mayfield



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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

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

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

English: habitational name from places so named in Staffordshire and Sussex. The former was named in Old English as ‘open country (feld) where madder (mæddre) grows’, while the latter was named as ‘open country where mayweed (mægðe) grows’. The surname is now most common in Nottinghamshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wortly Mayfield in entry for Mary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wortley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wortley Mayfield in entry for George, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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