Martha Myers

1821–
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

Martha Myers was born in 1821, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with George Smallwood. She lived in Batley Carr, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

George Smallwood
1820–1896
Martha Myers
1821–
Joseph Smallwood
1841–
Ann Smallwood
1844–1844
Emma Smallwood
1845–

Spouse and Children

children

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World Events (8)

1823

Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 12

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’.2 English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ ( see Myer 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ ( see Mayer 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Smallwood in household of George Smallwood, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Martha Smallwood in entry for Emma Smallwood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Smallwood in entry for Joseph Smallwood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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