Mary Ann Close

28 November 1819–1899 (Age 79)
North Shields, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Close was born on 28 November 1819, in North Shields, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Close, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann Finn, was 24. She married Thomas Carr Croft on 23 June 1844, in South Shields, Durham, England. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Stranton, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years. She died in 1899, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Carr Croft
Mary Ann Close
Marriage: 23 June 1844
Mary Jane Croft
Ann Croft
Mary Jane Croft
Ann Croft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1844South Shields, Durham, England
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 14
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard, from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos, from Late Latin clausum, past participle of claudere ‘to close’). Possibly also a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in such a place.English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.Dutch: variant of Cloos .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Ann Close in household of Thos Close, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mary Ann Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Mary Ann in entry for Mary Jane Croft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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