Mary Elizabeth Johnson

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Johnson was born in 1827, in Pickworth, Rutland, England, United Kingdom. She married William Wright Waterfield on 17 November 1845, in Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in All Saints' Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died on 14 February 1895, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

William Wright Waterfield
1819–
Mary Elizabeth Johnson
1827–1895
Marriage: 17 November 1845
Mary Elizabeth Waterfield
1847–
Ethel Johnson Waterfield
1850–1852
William Wright Waterfield
1851–
Edward George Waterfield
1853–
Susannah Annie Waterfield
1860–
Bertha Louisa Waterfield
1863–
Arthur Johnson Waterfield
1866–
Walter Brooke Waterfield
1869–1943
Barbara Alice Waterfield
1871–

Sources (7)

  • Mary E Waterfield in household of William W Waterfield, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Elizabeth Johnson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Mary E Waterfield in entry for Edward G Waterfield, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

World Events (5)

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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