Mary Lee Smith

1780–1843 (Age 63)
United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Lee

When Mary Lee Smith was born in 1780, in United Kingdom, her father, Jonas Smith, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 29. She married Abraham Lee on 6 August 1801, in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1843, in Pudsey, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Lee
Mary Lee Smith
Marriage: 6 August 1801
James Lee
Elisabeth Lee
Jonas Lee
James Lee
John Lee
Mary Lee
John Lee
Mary Lee
Abraham Lee
John Lee
Abraham Lee

Spouse and Children

6 August 1801
York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom



    Elisabeth Lee


    Jonas Lee




+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (6)

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

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Mary Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for John Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Lee in entry for John Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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