Mary Percival

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Percival was born about 1752, in Runcorn, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Thomas Percival. She married John Broadhurst on 27 July 1772, in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Runcorn, Cheshire, England in 1772. She was buried in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Broadhurst
Mary Percival
about 1752–1838
Marriage: 27 July 1772
Thomas Broadhurst
John Broadhurst
William Broadhurst
Thomas Broadhurst
Sarah Broadhurst
Mary Broadhurst
Peter Broadhurst
Anne Broadhurst

Sources (6)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Percival - Church record: Marriage record or certificate: birth: after 1752; Runcorn, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Mary in entry for Thomas Broadhurst, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • Mary Percival in entry for John Broadhurst, "England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900"

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World Events (8)

about 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.

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning


from the Middle English and Old French personal name Perceval, first found as the name of the hero of an epic poem by the 12th-century French poet Crestien de Troyes, describing the quest for the holy grail. The origin of the name is uncertain; it may be associated with the Gaulish personal name Pritorīx or it may be an altered form of the Celtic name Peredur (see Priddy ). It seems to have been altered as the result of folk etymological association with Old French perce(r) ‘to pierce or breach’ + val ‘valley’.

(of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places called Perceval in Calvados, Normandy (France).

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

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