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.
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.
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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 …
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