Mary Ann Smith

Femaleabout 1630–18 December 1696

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Smith was born about 1630, in Lowton, Lancashire, England. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 18 December 1696, in Harwood, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, at the age of 67.

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Mary Ann Smith
Thomas Ward
Edward Ward
Elizabeth Ward
George Ward

Sources (10)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Ann - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth-name: Ann
  • Ward in entry for Edward Ward, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Warde in entry for Elizabeth Warde, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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Children (4)

World Events (3)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 12

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.


Age 20

Historical Boundaries: 1650: Anne Arundel, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1654: *Providence, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1658: Anne Arundel, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States *Renamed Providence from 1654 to 1658

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 58

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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