Thomas Mabey

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Mabey was born on 15 October 1812, in Mapperton, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Mabey, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Ackerman, was 31. He married Esther Chalker on 7 June 1837, in Powerstock, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Loscombe, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Powerstock, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1861. In 1841, his occupation is listed as thatcher (roofing and grain harvesting) in Cattistock, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 8 March 1863, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Mabey
Esther Chalker
Marriage: 7 June 1837
Maria Mabey
Jane Mabey
Albert Mabey
Joseph Thomas Mabey
Esther Mabey
John James Mabey

Sources (115)

  • Thomas Maby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Mabley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Mabey, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English: from an unrecorded Middle English female personal name Maby, a short form of Mabile, Mabily, popular versions of the female personal name Amabel (see Mable ).

Variant of Mabie 1 and Maybee 1.

History: Many of the American bearers of the surname Mabey are descendants of Pieter Casparszen van Naerden from the Netherlands (see Mabie ).

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

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Visiting the Mabey Homeland of Mapperton and Mythe

The 1861 Census for England Dorset Powerstock/Loscombe shows that those who stayed the night in the Loscombe cottage the evening of April 7, 1861, were Thomas Mabey, 48, Thatcher; Esther, 47, Ag. Lab. …

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