Mary Leigh

Lancashire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Leigh was born in 1817, in Lancashire, England, her father, John Leigh, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Almond, was 33.

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John Leigh
Hannah Almond
George Leigh
William Leigh
Peter Leigh
Hannah Leigh
John Leigh
Mary Leigh
Catharine Leigh
Sarah Leigh
Margaret Leigh

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World Events (8)


Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 8

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 33

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ ( see Lee ) or with lēage, a late dative form of this word ( see Lye ).

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

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Sources (2)

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

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