Mary Ann Williams

Female13 May 1833–12 January 1893

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Williams was born on 13 May 1833, in Saint Nicholas, Devon, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of John Williams and Nancy Jones. She married Richard Adams on 15 March 1864, in Holmer, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Hereford All Saints, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 12 January 1893, in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Richard Adams
Mary Ann Williams
Marriage: 15 March 1864
Mary Ann Adams
Walter Richard Adams
John Thomas Adams
Albert Edward Adams
Florence Margaret ADAMS
Avary Nancy Adams
Richard Thomas Adams

Sources (19)

  • Mary A Adams in household of Richard Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary A Adams in household of Richard Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Ann in entry for Mary Ann Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1864Holmer, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (4)


    Age 10

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 21

    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.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 47

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

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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