Mary Eccles

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Eccles was born about 1694, in Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland, her father, James Eccles, was 30 and her mother, Mary Christian, was 27.

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    World Events (3)

    1714

    Catholics hold just 7% of land in Ireland.

    1798

    Battle of Antrim.

    1798

    The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Eccles in Lancashire, or possibly from any of several other places so named in Kent, Norfolk, Berwickshire, and Dumfriesshire, from British eglēs ‘Romano-British Christian church’ (from Latin ecclesia, Greek ekklēsia ‘gathering, assembly’). Such places would have been the sites of notable pre-Anglo-Saxon churches or Christian places of communal worship.

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