Mary Matthews

Female17 April 1709–

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Matthews was christened on 17 April 1709, in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England as the daughter of William Matthews and Elizabeth Matthews. She married John Griffith on 26 February 1733, in Meole Brace, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Griffith
Mary Matthews
1709–
Marriage: 26 February 1733
Mary Griffiths
1734–1737
Arthur Griffiths
1735–
Rebecca Griffith
1736–
Sarah Griffiths
1736–1737
Rebecca Griffith
1738–
Martha Griffiths
1740–
John Griffiths
1742–
Elizabeth Griffiths
1745–
Richard Griffiths
1747–
Ann Griffiths
1749–
Margaret Griffith
1756–1757

Sources (14)

  • Mary Matthews, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Mary in entry for Richard Griffith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Marriage record for Mary Matthews

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1733Meole Brace, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (5)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    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

    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

    English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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