Martha Wall

Female1804–January 1881

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Wall was born in 1804, in Sheldon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Wall, was 45 and her mother, Hannah Bolus, was 29. She married Thomas Kirby on 11 March 1827, in Sheldon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died in January 1881, in Meriden, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sheldon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Kirby
Martha Wall
Marriage: 11 March 1827
Ann Kirby
about 1827–
William Kirby
William Kirby
Thomas Kirby
James Kirby
Charles Kirby
Susannah Kirby
George Kirby

Sources (30)

  • Martha Kirby in household of Thomas Kirby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  • Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1827Sheldon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 4

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 11

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 26

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Middle English wall ‘wall’, Old English wall, weall, from Latin vallum ‘rampart, palisade’), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Wall (Staffordshire).

    English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).

    Irish (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of de Valle (Gaelicized form de Bhál), the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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