Mary Rhodes

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Rhodes was born on 24 October 1823, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Rhodes, was 60 and her mother, Agnes Brook, was 34. She married James Hodgson about 1844, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 9 March 1892, at the age of 68.

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Jerry Brierley
1821–1864
Mary Rhodes
1823–1892
Marriage: about 1845

Sources (2)

  • Mary Rhodes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Rhodes, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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World Events (7)

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English:

either a topographic name for someone who lived by ‘(the) woodland clearings’, plural form of Middle English rode (Old English rod, rodu), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named, principally Rhodes in Bury (Lancashire) or possibly from one of the many minor places in Yorkshire similarly named, or Rhodes Minnis (Kent). The Yorkshire name sometimes alternates with the singular form (see Rhode and Rode ). The Rh- spelling was introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by clerks with a classical education, who associated the name with the Greek island of Rhodes, famous in ancient history and mythology. There is also no connection with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century. The surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and Lancashire but occurs with various spellings in smaller numbers widely across England.

variant of Rhode , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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