Mary Yardley

Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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 3 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
Mary Ann Mitchell
Francis Mitchell
William Mitchell
Frances Mitchell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1812Solihull, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 16
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    Age 30
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 38
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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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    Sources (19)

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

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