Mary Burden

7 January 1748–
Maidstone, Kent, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Burden was christened on 7 January 1748, in Maidstone, Kent, England, her father, Richard Burden, was 29 and her mother, Mary Davis, was 13.

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Family Time Line

Richard Burden
1718–1781
Mary Davis
1735–
John Burden
1742–1748
Boy Burden
1753–1753
Sarah Burden
1745–
Mary Burden
1747–
Mary Burden
1748–
Richard Burden
1749–
Elisabeth Burden
1755–1748

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World Events (3)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country):1. (of Norman origin) from the Old French personal name Burdo (oblique case Burdon), probably of Germanic origin, but uncertain meaning. 2. nickname for a pilgrim or one who carried a pilgrim's staff, Middle English, Old French bourdon. 3. habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in West Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified place’ + dūn ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English bȳre ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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  • Mary Burden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Burden, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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