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
Mary Wesson
Marriage: 29 March 1774
George Ratt
John Ratt
Ann Ratt
Susanna Ratt
William Ratt

Spouse and Children

29 March 1774
Hambleton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom



    John Ratt


    Ann Ratt


    Susanna Ratt


    William Ratt


Parents and Siblings

    James Wesson






    Sarah Wesson


    Thomas Marston Wesson



    James Wesson


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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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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