Mary Pittaway

1 May 1822–15 June 1901 (Age 79)
Dodderhill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Pittaway was born on 1 May 1822, in Dodderhill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Pittaway, was 22 and her mother, Ann Willis, was 22. She married John Godfrey on 15 September 1845, in Dodderhill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 15 June 1901, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Godfrey
Mary Pittaway
Marriage: 15 September 1845
George Godfrey
Thomas Godfrey
Joseph Godfrey
Mary Ann Godfrey
Lucy Godfrey
John Ezekiel Godfrey
Emma Elizabeth Godfrey
Sarah Godfrey
Catherine Godfrey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1845Dodderhill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 11
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, and Worcestershire): habitational name from a lost or unidentified place called with Middle English pitt, pett, putt ‘hollow, pit’ + wei(e) ‘road, way’, or perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived near such a feature.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    John did not enter into Plural Marriage

    The life sketch of John Godfrey states the following: “The Godfrey family settled first in Mendon, and finally made a permanent home in Clarkston where many descendants bearing the Godfrey name still …

    Sources (46)

    • Mary Godfrey in household of William Godfrey, "England and Wales Census, 1861" (restricted image) [William should be John]
    • Mary Pitaway in entry for John E. Godfrey & Eliza J. Sainsbury, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940" [no image available]
    • Mary Pittway in entry for Thomas Godfrey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965" (image)

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