Mercy Humphrey

1844–
Ticehurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Humphrey was born about 1844, in Ticehurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Humphrey, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Wells, was 31. She married George Washington Ashdown in 1868, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Mercy Humphrey
1844–
George Washington Ashdown
1843–1934
Marriage: 1868
Ann Elizabeth Ashdown
1873–
George Arthur Ashdown
1877–
Eliza Helen Ashdown
1879–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1868
Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

  • Ann Elizabeth Ashdown

    Female1873–Female

  • George Arthur Ashdown

    Male1877–Male

  • Eliza Helen Ashdown

    Female1879–Female

Parents & Siblings

  • William Humphrey

    Male1810–Male

  • Elizabeth Wells

    Female1813–Female

siblings

(10)

  • Frances Humphrey

    Female1839–Female

  • William Humphrey

    Male1841–Male

  • Female1844–Female

  • Hannah Humphrey

    Female1846–Female

  • James Humphrey

    Male1849–Male

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World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 10

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

Age 36

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 40

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Mercy Humphrey, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Mercy in entry for George Arthur Ashdown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mercy Humphrey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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