Martha Seed

22 September 1819–11 December 1893 (Age 74)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Seed was born on 22 September 1819, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Seed, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Parker, was 42. She married John Thornley on 25 November 1843, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Roe Green, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 11 December 1893, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thornley
Martha Seed
Marriage: 25 November 1843
William Thomas Thornley
Elizabeth Ann Thornley
Henry Newsham Thornley
Mary Ellen Thornley
Martha Seed Thornley
John Watt Thornley
Alice Thornley
Jane " Jennie" Thornley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1843Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 6
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Sede (Old English Sida), a short form of various personal names, both male and female, formed with Old English sidu ‘custom, manner; morality’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Thornley Early History

    When he was about five years of age, John Thornley moved with his parents, from Leyland, Eng1and, to Preston, England. He was a lad of fifteen when Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde, with their party ar …

    Sources (23)

    • Martha Thornley in household of John Thornley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Martha Seed in entry for Mary Ellen T. Mocker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Martha Thornley in household of Jno Thornley, "United States Census, 1860"

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