Martha Elizabeth Walsh

Brief Life History of Martha Elizabeth

Martha Elizabeth Walsh was born in July 1843, in Yeadon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Joseph Sunderland on 16 September 1863, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died in 1878, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Sunderland
1832–1890
Martha Elizabeth Walsh
1843–1878
Marriage: 16 September 1863
Herbert Dean Sunderland
1864–1941
Grace Alice Sunderland
1866–
May Rosalie Sunderland
1875–1963
Ernest William Sunderland
1868–
Maud Helena Kate Sunderland
1870–
Annie Elizabeth Sunderland
1876–

Sources (12)

  • Martha E Sunderland in household of Joseph Sunderland, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Martha Elizabeth Walsh, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Martha Elizabeth Sunderland, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

World Events (2)

1854 · The Crimean War

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

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, Dermot, John Patrick, Kieran, Declan, Eamonn, Colm, Donal, Seamus, Siobhan, Brennan.

English and Irish: ethnic name from Middle English walshe (Old English wælisc) ‘foreign, Welsh’. This form of the name was generally more common than Welsh , especially in Ireland, where it originally denoted a Welsh-speaking immigrant, in particular any of the Welshmen who arrived in the wake of Strongbow's Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170. In Ireland it is sometimes also a translation of Breathnach ‘Briton’.

English: in Yorkshire and Lancashire the name is sometimes a shortened form of Walshaw .

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

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