Mary Ann Paul

31 January 1830–27 June 1906 (Age 76)
Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Paul was born on 31 January 1830, in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Nicholas Paul Sr, was 39 and her mother, Ann Heath, was 33. She married James Thompson Holland on 13 October 1852, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 27 June 1906, in Kensington Park, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 76, and was buried in Nailsworth, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

James Thompson Holland
Mary Ann Paul
Marriage: 13 October 1852
James Foster Holland
Alfred George Holland
Percy James Holland
Albert Edward Hollands
Lucy Rosalie Holland

Spouse and Children

13 October 1852
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 3

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.

Age 13

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 24

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, French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Paul (Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about ad 34 . He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early saints. The American surname has absorbed cognates from other European languages, for example Greek Pavlis and its many derivatives. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .3 Catalan (Paül): habitational name from any of several places named Paül.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Paul in household of Nicholas Paul, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Paul in household of Nicholas Paul, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Ann Holland in entry for Albert Edward Holland, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"

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