Mary Wise Harrison

27 May 1780–16 September 1832 (Age 52)
Low Moor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Wise

When Mary Wise Harrison was born on 27 May 1780, in Low Moor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Harrison, was 46 and her mother, Mary Wise, was 26. She married Christopher Hodgson on 25 June 1799, in Scampston, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 September 1832, in River Philip, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Hodgson
Mary Wise Harrison
Marriage: 25 June 1799
Sarah Hodgson
Hannah Hodgson
Hannah Hodgson
Ralph Hodgson
John Hodgson
Luke Harrison Hodgson

Spouse and Children

    Christopher Hodgson



25 June 1799
Scampston, Yorkshire, England


    Sarah Hodgson


    Hannah Hodgson




    John Hodgson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 21

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 28

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 35

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Harry .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Christopher Hodgson, Mary Wise Harrison, and Keziah Holt

The exact date & place of Christopher Hodgson's birth is uncertain. Mary Wise Harrison was christened in the Parish Church of Rillington, Yorkshire England on May 27 1780 d/o William Harrison and M …

Sources (3)

  • Mary Harrison in entry for Christopher Hodgson, "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949"
  • Parish registers for Rillington; ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-896Y-Z33G
  • Parish registers for Rillington; ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G96Y-Z3SP

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