Mary Jones

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Jones was christened on 26 July 1801, in Eastham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Jones, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 25.

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Family Time Line

William Jones
1773–
Elizabeth
1777–
Richard Jones
1799–
Mary Jones
1801–
Ann Jones
1806–
William Jones
1809–

Sources (1)

  • Mary Jones, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (3)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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