Mary Rowley

about 1679–
Ombersley, Worcestershire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Rowley was born about 1679, in Ombersley, Worcestershire, England, her father, William Rowley, was 27 and her mother, Mrs Elizabeth Rowley, was 25. She married John Rumney on 31 January 1700, in Stone, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Rumney
Mary Rowley
Marriage: 31 January 1700
Elizabeth Rumney
Mary Rumney
John Rumney
William Rumney
Lancelot Rumney

Spouse and Children

31 January 1700
Stone, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Rowley


    William Rowley



    Margret Rowly


    Sarah Rowly


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World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 9

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 41

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 73

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, in Devon, County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, so named from Old English rūh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Elizabth Rumney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Lancelot Rumney, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Rowly, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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