Mary Ann Bailey

Helpringham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Bailey was born in 1837, in Helpringham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Bailey, was 31 and her mother, Ann Perkins, was 30. She had at least 7 sons and 1 daughter with John William Thorley. She lived in North Forty Foot Bank, Lincolnshire, England in 1871.

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Family Time Line

John William Thorley
Mary Ann Bailey
Herbert Thorlby
Samuel A Thorlby
Fred Thorlby
Arthur Thorlby
Walter Thorlby
Frank Thorlby
Kate Thorlby
Jesse Thorlby

Spouse and Children



    Herbert Thorlby


    Samuel A Thorlby




    Walter Thorlby


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 17

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 43

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

Name Meaning

English:1. status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city. 3. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. 4. Anglicized form of French Bailly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Thorlby in household of John W Thorlby, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Ann Thorlby in household of John W Thorlby, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Ann Thorlby in household of John Willm Thorlby, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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