Mary Townsend

1750–
Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Townsend was born in 1750, in Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire, England, her father, Giles Townshend, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Teague, was 26. She married William Keyes on 18 April 1773, in Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Mary Townsend
1750–
William Keyes
1741–1804
Marriage: 18 April 1773
Mary Keyse
1774–
Thomas Keyse
1776–
William Keyse
1779–
Elisabeth Keyse
1781–
Anne Keyse
1784–
Hannah KEYSE
1787–
Sarah Keyse
1791–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
18 April 1773
Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 2

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 4

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.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 37

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the extremity of a village, from Middle English toun ‘village’, ‘settlement’ + ende ‘end’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Keyse in entry for Mary Keyse, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Mary Townsend in entry for William Keyse, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Mary Townsend in entry for William Keyse, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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