Mary Seal


Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Seal was born in 1740, her father, Hugh Seal, was 41 and her mother, Mary Stoodley, was 33. She died in 1807, in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67, and was buried in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom.

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Hugh Seal
Mary Stoodley
Joane Seal
Alice Seale
Narcissus Seal
Honor Seal
Mary Seal
Job Seal
Grace Seal
John Seal

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  • Mary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Seal, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (6)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 12

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 14

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 30

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English: either a habitational name from Seal (Kent), Seale (Surrey), or Sele in Upper Beeding (Sussex), all of which probably derive from Old English sele ‘hall, building’ (though the Surrey placename may arise from Old English sēale, dative form of salh ‘willow’), or else a topographic name for someone who lived at a boggy patch (Kentish Middle English and Old English sele) or a hall. Compare Sale 1-2.

English: habitational name from Overseal or Netherseal (Derbyshire), probably from Old English scegel ‘small wood’.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a willow copse or at a place marked by a willow or willows, from Middle English sele ‘willow’ (Old English sele), in northern England representing Old Norse selja and in southwestern England representing Old English (West Saxon) sealh. The name was probably interchangeable with the synonymous Middle English sale (Old English salh, Old Norse salr), and in some cases the surname may have functioned as a variant of Sale . In southwestern England initial S- was frequently voiced to Z-, as in the Wiltshire placename Zeals (from the plural form of Old English sealh). However, the medieval form of the placename is overwhelmingly in the plural, and this may also survive as Sales .

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

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