Mary Henwood

1761–1832 (Age 71)
St Neot, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Henwood was born in 1761, in St Neot, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Henwood, was 29 and her mother, Mary Jey, was 24. She married William Keast on 21 June 1780, in St Neot, Cornwall, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 16 July 1832, in her hometown, at the age of 71, and was buried in St Neot, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Keast
Mary Henwood
Marriage: 21 June 1780
John Keast
John Keast
Stephen Keast

Spouse and Children

21 June 1780
St Neot, Cornwall, England


Parents and Siblings

    John Henwood


    Mary Jey




    John Henwood



    Priscilla Henwood


    Stephen Henwood


    Catherine Henwood


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 9

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 14

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 26

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, as for example Henwood in Cornwall, in Linkinhorne parish, which is named from Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’ + wudu ‘wood’, or Hen Wood in Wootton, Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), which is named from Old English hīwan ‘religious community’ (genitive plural hīgna) + wudu.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Stephen Keast, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Henwood, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Mary (Henwood) Keast on WikiTree

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