Mary West

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary West was born on 24 March 1801, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard West Sr, was 27 and her mother, Ann Hautry, was 27. She married Henry Wilkinson II on 15 April 1827, in City of London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 6 August 1884, in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 83, and was buried in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wilkinson II
Mary West
Marriage: 15 April 1827
Thomas Henry Wilkinson
Mary Ann Wilkinson
Sarah Ann Wilkinson
Frederick Wilkinson
Isabella Wilkinson
Henry Arthur Wilkinson I
Ellen Wilkinson
Maria Augusta Wilkinson
Louis Charles Wilkinson
Fanny Wilkinson

Sources (22)

  • Mary Wilkinson in household of Henry Wilkinson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary West, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Wilkinson, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.

Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.

History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

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

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