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
1828–1896
Maria Woods
1831–1862
Marriage: 1853
Selena Thompson
1853–
Arthur Thompson
1857–
John Henry Thompson
1855–1901
George Thompson
1860–
Woods Thompson
1862–

Spouse and Children

    John Thompson

    Male1828–1896Male

    Female1831–1862Female

MARRIAGE
1853
North Luffenham, Rutland, England
children

(5)

    Selena Thompson

    Female1853–Female

    John Henry Thompson

    Male1855–1901Male

    Arthur Thompson

    Male1857–Male

    George Thompson

    Male1860–Male

    Woods Thompson

    Male1862–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

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.
1843

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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