Martha Pennington

16 December 1787–12 April 1815
Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Pennington was christened on 16 December 1787, in Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Pennington, was 36 and her mother, Mary Rutter, was 32. She married William Heyes on 6 August 1804, in Wigan All Saints, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 12 April 1815, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 27.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Heyes
Martha Pennington
Marriage: 6 August 1804
Mary Heyes
Ellen Heyes
William Heyes
John Heyes

Spouse and Children

6 August 1804
Wigan All Saints, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Heyes


    Ellen Heyes


    William Heyes


    John Heyes


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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.

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

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Cumbria): habitational name from places called Pennington, in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Hampshire. The latter two are so called from Old English pening ‘penny’ ( Penny ) (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the 13th century as Pinington and Pynington, and may be from Old English Pinningtūn ‘settlement (tūn) associated with a man named Pinna’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Pinnington, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Martha Pennington, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Penington, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.