Mary Gridley

8 August 1803–19 November 1895 (Age 92)
Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Gridley was born on 8 August 1803, in Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Gridley, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Spark, was 23. She married John Argent on 16 November 1823, in North Ockendon, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Orsett, Essex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 19 November 1895, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Argent
1801–1891
Mary Gridley
1803–1895
Marriage: 16 November 1823
Rosetta Gridley Argent
1823–1906
Susanna Argent
1826–1827
Hannah Argent
1828–1907
Maria Argent
1831–1909
Adelaide Argent
1834–1900
Emily Argent
1837–1913
Jessie Argent
1840–1926
Sebra Argent
1843–1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1823North Ockendon, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1804
    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1819
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1819: Henry, Alabama, United States
    1830
    Age 27
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    variant of Greasley, either a habitational name from Greasley in Nottinghamshire (but possibly also from Gresley in Derbyshire), or a nickname either from Old French greslet ‘marked as by hail’, i.e. pitted or pock-marked, or Old French greslet, gresli, grailet ‘thin, slim’.perhaps from Middle English greithli, gritheli ‘good, pleasant, noble’ (Old Norse greithligr), the source of modern northern dialect gradely ‘decent, honest, good-looking, kind’. In the absence of medieval surname forms this is conjectural.English:

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

    Possible Related Names

    Girdley

    Story Highlight

    John Argent and Mary Gridley History

    The following is a short history compiled by Diana Boley. Sources include census records, church records, and some things my grandmother wrote about this amazing couple. John Argent was born March 1 …

    Sources (36)

    • Mary Argent in household of John Argent, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mary in entry for Hannah Argent Aylet, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Argent in household of John Argent, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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