Mary Wesson

7 October 1762–14 June 1810 (Age 47)
Oakham, Rutland, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wesson was born on 7 October 1762, in Oakham, Rutland, England, her father, James Wesson, was 22 and her mother, Mary, was 20. She married George Ratt on 29 March 1774, in Hambleton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 14 June 1810, in Rutland, England, at the age of 47, and was buried in Rutland, England.

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Family Time Line

George Ratt
1736–1797
Mary Wesson
1762–1810
Marriage: 29 March 1774
George Ratt
1774–1832
John Ratt
1784–1862
Ann Ratt
1786–
Susanna Ratt
1788–
William Ratt
1790–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 March 1774
Hambleton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Male1774–1832Male

    John Ratt

    Male1784–1862Male

    Ann Ratt

    Female1786–Female

    Susanna Ratt

    Female1788–Female

    William Ratt

    Male1790–Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Wesson

    Male1740–Male

    Mary

    Female1742–Female

siblings

(4)

    Sarah Wesson

    Female1759–Female

    Thomas Marston Wesson

    Male1760–Male

    Female1762–1810Female

    James Wesson

    Male1764–Male

World Events (6)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 8

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 13

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 25

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English (Midlands): variant of Weston .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Wesson, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"
  • Mary in entry for John Ratt, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"
  • Mary in entry for George Ratt, "England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991"

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