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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Family Time Line

Edward Scoffham
1850–1904
Mary Eliza Bew
1849–
Alice Scoffham
1882–
Ernest Edward Scoffham
1883–1952
Francis Bew Scoffham
1884–1960
Ethel Scoffham
1887–
Sidney George Scoffham
1888–1965

Spouse and Children

children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+1 More Child

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.
1884

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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