Margaret

Female1799–

Brief Life History of Margaret

Margaret was born in 1799, in Langham, Essex, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 6 sons and 7 daughters with George Gridley.

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Family Time Line

George Gridley
1796–
Margaret
1799–
George Gridley
1817–1896
William Gridley
1819–
Harriett Gridley
1821–
Jesse Gridley
1823–
Mary Gridley
1828–
Walter Gridley
1830–
Walter Gridley
1830–
Jessie Gridley
1831–
Margaret Gridley
1831–
Mary Gridley
1831–
Alfred Gridley
1832–
Elizabeth Gridley
1837–
Oswell Gridley
1842–

Sources (9)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret - Government record: birth-name: Margaret
  • Margaret Gridley in entry for Oswell Gridley, "England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992"
  • Margaret in entry for Jesse Gridley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

Children (13)

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 2

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.

1815

Age 16

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

1830

Age 31

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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