Mary Wright

about 1827–
Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Wright was born about 1827. She married George Mee on 4 December 1843, in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Mee
1818–
Mary Wright
1827–
Marriage: 4 December 1843

Spouse and Children

    George Mee

    Male1818–Male

    Female1827–Female

MARRIAGE
4 December 1843
Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

World Events (8)

1830

Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 6

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 53

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

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