Mary Dixon Hattersley

Brief Life History of Mary Dixon

When Mary Dixon Hattersley was born on 20 December 1840, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, her father, William Hattersley, was 26 and her mother, Ann Whitaker, was 25. She lived in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in 1863, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

William Hattersley
Ann Whitaker
Elizabeth Whitaker Hattersley
Mary Dixon Hattersley
Henry Whitaker
William Hattersley
Frederick Hattersley
Sarah A. Hattersley
George Henry Hattersley
Joseph Hattersley
Benjaman Hattersley

Sources (3)

  • Mary Whitaker in household of Ann Whitaker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Dixon Hattersley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Hattersly in household of William Hattersly, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

World Events (3)


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1854 · The Crimean War

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.

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Hattersley (Cheshire). The placename may derive from a shortened form of Old English hēah-dēor ‘stag, deer’ (genitive hēah-dēores) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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