Mary Yardley

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Yardley was born in 1785, in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Yardley, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Palmer, was 22. She married Francis Mitchell on 12 October 1812, in Solihull, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She was buried in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Francis Mitchell
Mary Yardley
Marriage: 12 October 1812
Esther Mitchell
John Mitchell
William Mitchell
George Mitchell
Francis Mitchell
William Mitchell
Frances Mitchell

Sources (19)

  • Mary Yardley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Yardley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Maria Yardley, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example Yardley in the Worcestershire, Essex, Northamptonshire, etc., or Yarley in Somerset. The placenames mean ‘woodland from which spars are taken’, from Old English gerd, gyrd ‘rod, spar’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The compound apparently referred to a forest where timber could be gathered.

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

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