Amanda Susannah Watmough

18 May 1844–5 April 1879 (Age 34)
Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Amanda Susannah

When Amanda Susannah Watmough was born on 18 May 1844, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Watmough, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ann Elizabeth Dyas, was 28. She married John Allen Chamberlain on 29 December 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 5 April 1879, in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Deseret City Cemetery, Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Allen Chamberlain
Amanda Susannah Watmough
Marriage: 29 December 1864
William Henry Chamberlain
Mary Ann Elizabeth Chamberlain
John Watmough Chamberlain
Benoni Chamberlain
Carrie Emma Chamberlain
Merry Ander Chamberlain
Mark Chamberlain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 6
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 10
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: relationship name from the Middle English personal name Wat, a pet form of Walter, and Middle English maugh, mough ‘kinsman by marriage, brother-in-law, son-in-law’. See Mowe (1), and compare Robert Waltersmaghe, 1305 in Black . In origin it was mainly a Lancs surname, that spread eastwards and southwards in post-medieval times. Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames notes that in 1634 Joshua Watmough of London granted land to a man from Bradford (WR Yorks), and was described as ‘a younger son of Hugh Watmough late of Bury’ (Lancs).

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Biography of John Allen Chamberlain

    In his lifetime, John Allen Chamberlain could well have been considered a pioneer in many lands, for it has been written in the pages of family history how this tall, attractive and jolly man as a wor …

    Sources (19)

    • Amanda S Watmough in household of William Watmough, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Amanda in entry for Mary Ann Chamberlain, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Amanda Chamberlain in household of John Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1870"

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