Maria Pawson

1818–15 December 1883 (Age 65)
Eastrington, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Pawson was born in 1818, in Eastrington, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Pawson, was 29 and her mother, Mary Chafer, was 26. She married John Leak on 29 March 1833, in Howden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Balkholme, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 15 December 1883, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Wights Fort Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Leak
Maria Pawson
Marriage: 29 March 1833
Thomas Leak
Tamar Leak
Mary Leak
Francis Leak
Hannah Leak
William Leak
Robert Leak
William Leak
Emma Leak
Isabella Leak
Aaron Leak
Frank Leak

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World Events (8)

1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
Age 3
The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
Age 5
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 18
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

(1997: 191;2007: 407; 2010: 528)English (Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Paw, a variant of Paul .

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

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Sources (35)

  • Mary in entry for Thomas Leak, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Maria Leak in household of John Leak, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Maria Pawson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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