Mary Oliver

October 1739–June 1769 (Age 29)
Beaminster, Dorset, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Oliver was born in October 1739, in Beaminster, Dorset, England, her father, John Oliver, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Mintern, was 21. She married Richard Tizzard on 30 August 1761, in Beaminster, Dorset, England. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died in June 1769, in Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 29, and was buried in Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Richard Tizzard
Mary Oliver
Marriage: 30 August 1761
Elizabeth Tizzard
Thomasine Tizzard

Spouse and Children

30 August 1761
Beaminster, Dorset, England


    Elizabeth Tizzard


    Thomasine Tizzard


Parents and Siblings

    John Oliver


    Elizabeth Mintern





    Elizabeth Oliver


    Elizabeth Oliver


    John Oliver


    Margaret Oliver


+3 More Children

World Events (2)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 13

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 15

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Welsh, and German: from the Old French personal name Olivier, which was taken to England by the Normans from France. It was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as having been borne by one of Charlemagne's paladins, the faithful friend of Roland, about whose exploits there were many popular romances. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ ( see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.2 Catalan and southern French (Occitan): generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to the homonymous personal name (see 1 above).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Mary Oliver, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Mary Oliver, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"

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