Martha Fretwell

9 March 1827–13 February 1878 (Age 50)
Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Fretwell was born on 9 March 1827, in Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Fretwell, was 30 and her mother, Mary Cundy, was 29. She married Charles Burns on 17 November 1851, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Walton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Staveley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 13 February 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Burns
Martha Fretwell
Marriage: 17 November 1851
Mary Ellen Burns
Joseph Burns
Charles Burns Jr
Sarah Hannah Burns
Martha Burns
Caroline Burns
Charlotte Burns
Boy Burns
Hannah Burns
Ellen Burns

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1851Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 11
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: William C Brown BIRTH 1838 DEATH 1838 (aged less–than 1 year) BURIAL Bountiful Memorial Park Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 99780931 · View Source
    Age 16
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): variant of the Norman surname de Frescheville, from an unidentified place in France named Frècheville. The English surname Freshfield is also derived from this placename. The surname Fretwell is attested in Derbyshire from the 13th century. Alternative possibilities include minor placenames in the Midlands or north of England, such as Fretwell Close in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, or the lost Frethewell in Morton, Nottinghamshire, but there is currently no evidence to support these origins.English: habitational name from Fritwell, Oxfordshire, which is possibly derived from Old English freht, fyrht, firht ‘augury,’ and w(i)elle ‘well’, meaning ‘wishing well’. This name is recorded as Fretewell in 1203, and Fritewell in 1236.

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

    Story Highlight

    L Harker/M Burns, In, '5 Gen'tns dft', by B Harker, 2017.

    Levi Harker, Canadian colonist and spiritual giant, had the perfect compliment in his wife, Martha Burns, to help him do so. Levi, born 16 April 1865, in Taylorsville, Utah to Joseph Harker and Susan …

    Sources (35)

    • Martha Fretweell in household of James Fretweell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Martha Fretwell in entry for Joseph Burns, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Martha Fretwell in household of James Fretwell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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