Martha Craven


Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Craven was born in 1843, her father, William Craven, was 34 and her mother, Susannah Wilkinson, was 38. She lived in Clayton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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William Craven
Susannah Wilkinson
Ellen Craven
Ann Craven
Hannah Craven
Thomas Craven
Mary Craven
John Craven
James Craven
Reuben Shepherd Craven
Joseph Craven
Margaret Craven
Ellen Craven
Martha Craven
William Craven

Sources (3)

  • Martha Craven in household of William Craven, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Martha Craven, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Craven in household of William Craven, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 20

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 37

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, County Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’.

English (northern): habitational name from the district of Craven in Yorkshire, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

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

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