Mary Ann Smith

about 1630–18 December 1696 (Age 67)
Lowton, Lancashire, England

The Life 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, British Colonial America, at the age of 66.

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World Events (2)

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.
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: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ward in entry for Edward Ward, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Warde in entry for Elizabeth Warde, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Ward in entry for George Ward, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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