Nellie May Ashdown

1895–1971 (Age 75)
Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Nellie May

When Nellie May Ashdown was born on 23 November 1895, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Amos Ashdown, was 55 and her mother, Elizabeth Mitchell, was 50. She married John Sharman on 22 May 1915, in England, United Kingdom. She lived in Keymer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 11 October 1971, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Nellie May Ashdown
John Sharman
Marriage: 22 May 1915

Spouse & Children

22 May 1915
England, United Kingdom

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 9

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 13

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 23

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nellie May Ashdown in household of Amos Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Nellie M Ashdown in household of Amos Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Nellie May Ashdown, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.