Mary Dunstan

25 December 1836–
Kea, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Dunstan was christened on 25 December 1836, in Kea, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, Stephen Dunstan, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Webber, was 41. She had at least 1 son with Richard Tregoning.

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Richard Tregoning
Mary Dunstan
Richard Nicholas Tregoning

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    Richard Nicholas Tregoning


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World Events (8)


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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name Dunstan, composed of Old English dunn ‘dark’, ‘brown’ + stān ‘stone’. This name was borne by a 10thcentury archbishop of Canterbury who was later canonized.2 English: habitational name from Dunstone in Devon, named from Old English Dunstānestūn ‘settlement of Dunstan’ (as in 1). The surname is still chiefly common in Devon, but there are places in other parts of the country with similar names but different etymologies (e.g. Dunstan in Northumbria, Dunston in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire), which may possibly have contributed to the surname.3 Scottish: partly perhaps the same as 1, but there is a place named Dunstane in Roxburghshire, which may also be a source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Dunstan in household of Stephen Dunstan, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Dunston in household of Stephen Dunston, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Mary Dunstan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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