Mary Wignall

14 March 1793–June 1868 (Age 75)
Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wignall was born on 14 March 1793, in Gorton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Wignal, was 45 and her mother, Mary Eastwood, was 39. She died in June 1868, in Preston, Lancashire, England, at the age of 75, and was buried in Preston, Lancashire, England.

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William Wignal
Mary Eastwood
Betty Wignal
Nanny Wignal
Isabel Wignall
Jane Wignall
John Wignal
William Wignal
Nanny Wignal
Molly Wignal
Peggy Wignal
Mary Wignall
James Wignall

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 8

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

Age 15

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.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wignal, a minor place near Holmes in the parish of Croston, so named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Wicga ( see Wigley ) + Old English h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘recess’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Wignal, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Wignal, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Wignall, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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