Mary King

15 May 1825–
Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary King was born on 15 May 1825, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry King, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Barnes, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Henry King
1788–
Elizabeth Barnes
1796–
Ann King
1814–
Elizabeth King
1816–
Elizabeth King
1823–1824
Mary King
1825–
Henry King
1826–
Maria King
1828–
William King
1830–
Charles King
1832–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1830

Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 8

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 55

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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  • Mary King, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary King, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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