Mary Fox

1849–10 April 1912
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Fox was born in 1849, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Fox, was 22 and her mother, Maria Metcalf, was 22. She married Joseph Royston in 1867, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Attercliffe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She was buried in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Royston
Mary Fox
Marriage: 1867

Spouse and Children

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Fox


    Maria Metcalf





    John Fox


    Elizabeth Fox


    Elizabeth Fox


World Events (6)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 5

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.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 14

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 31

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ ( see Tinney ).3 Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Royston in household of Joseph Royston, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Polly Royston in household of Joseph Royston, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Royston in household of Joseph Royston, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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