Mary Eliza Bew

11 June 1849–
Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Eliza

When Mary Eliza Bew was born on 11 June 1849, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Bew, was 31 and her mother, Sara Cruse, was 32. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Edward Scoffham. She lived in Smethwick, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Edward Scoffham
Mary Eliza Bew
Alice Scoffham
Ernest Edward Scoffham
Francis Bew Scoffham
Ethel Scoffham
Sidney George Scoffham

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World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 5

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 31

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 35

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 Muslim: abstracted as a surname from Arabic ben ‘son of’, as in Bensoussan. This is quite commonly used as a surname among Muslims living in France.2 Italian (also Del Ben): from a dialect form of bene ‘well’. This form, without the preposition, is found only in Belluno province, in particular in Taibon Agordino.3 Indian (Gujarat): from Gujarati ben ‘sister’, from Sanskrit bhaginī, a title often attached to their given name by Gujarati women. It is not a true family name, but is sometimes used as a last name by women who do not have a surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Eliza Schoffham in household of Edward Schoffham, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary E Scoffham in household of Edward Scoffham, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary E Bew in household of George Bew, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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