Mary Betts

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Betts was born on 1 March 1797, in Great Melton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Betts, was 45 and her mother, Frances Mullinger, was 36. She married Thomas Girdlestone on 17 December 1818, in Great Melton, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Barford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 30 October 1856, in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Girdlestone
1793–1856
Mary Betts
1797–1856
Marriage: 17 December 1818
John Girdlestone
1819–1819
Jane Girdlestone
1821–1906
John Girdlestone
1820–1886
Elizabeth Girdlestone
1823–1850
Thomas Girdlestone
1824–1864
James Girdlestone
1827–1896
Mary Ann Girdlestone
1829–1907
Emma Girdlestone
1835–1914
Frances Girdlestone
1837–1857
Mary Elizabeth Girdleston
1841–1841
Sarah Anne Girdlestone
1844–1846

Sources (51)

  • Mary Girdlestone in household of Thomas Girdlestone, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Betts, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Betts, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bett , with excrescent -s, a patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.

Americanized form of German Betz .

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

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EMMA GIRDLESTONE SMITH

Emma Girdlestone Smith was born March 31, 1835, in Norfold, England, in the village of Borford. She was the second daughter of Thomas Girdlestone and Mary Betts, and the second of eleven childre …

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