Maria Woods

1 May 1831–13 April 1862 (Age 30)
North Luffenham, Rutland, England

The Life of Maria

Maria Woods was born on 1 May 1831, in North Luffenham, Rutland, England as the daughter of George Woods and Maria Brewster. She married John Thompson in 1853, in North Luffenham, Rutland, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in North Luffenham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died on 13 April 1862, in North Luffenham, Rutland, England, at the age of 30, and was buried in North Luffenham, Rutland, England.

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Family Time Line

John Thompson
Maria Woods
Marriage: 1853
Selena Thompson
Arthur Thompson
John Henry Thompson
George Thompson
Woods Thompson

Spouse and Children

    John Thompson



North Luffenham, Rutland, England


    Selena Thompson


    John Henry Thompson


    Arthur Thompson


    George Thompson


    Woods Thompson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (3)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 2

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 12

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 23

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ ( see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Woods in household of George Woods, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Maria Thompson in household of John Thompson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Maria in entry for Arthur Thompson, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"

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