Mary Leigh

1817–
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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Family Time Line

John Leigh
1784–1841
Hannah Almond
1784–
George Leigh
1807–1875
William Leigh
1809–
Peter Leigh
1823–1905
Hannah Leigh
1813–
John Leigh
1815–1817
Mary Leigh
1817–
Catharine Leigh
1819–
Sarah Leigh
1821–1834
Margaret Leigh
1826–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1823

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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