Mary Ann Edgley

13 December 1834–27 January 1913 (Age 78)
Wickhambrook, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Edgley was born on 13 December 1834, in Wickhambrook, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas E. Edgley, was 30 and her mother, Amy Simpson, was 29. She married William Marchant about 1852. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Sydenham, London, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Lewisham, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 27 January 1913, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

William Marchant
Mary Ann Edgley
Marriage: about 1852
Louisa Amelia Marchant
Florence Julia Marchant
Kate Anne Marchant
Caroline Ellen Marchant
Edith Maud Marchant
Emily Clara Marchant
Ernest William Marchant

Spouse and Children

about 1852


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 18

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1855 · London's First Pillar Box

Age 21

The pillar box is a form of mailbox. Until 1855, people would have to walk the distance to go to the post office in order to send mail.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cheshire and Shropshire named Edgeley, from Old English edisc ‘enclosed pasture’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Marchant in household of William Marchant, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Anna Marchant in entry for Emily Marchant, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Mary Marchant, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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