Mercy Nye

1823–1891 (Age 68)
East Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Nye was born in 1823, in East Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Job Nye, was 32 and her mother, Ann Rolfe, was 27. She married Richard Humphrey on 4 May 1845, in East Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in East, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Brenchley, Kent, England in 1861. She died in 1891, in Brenchley, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brenchley, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Richard Humphrey
Mercy Nye
Marriage: 4 May 1845
Mercy Humphrey
Thomas Humphrey
Ann Elizabeth Humphrey
Richard Humphrey
Elizabeth Jane Humphrey
William Humphrey
Maria Humphery
Carry Humphrey
John Humphrey
Frank Humphrey

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4 May 1845
East Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 10

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.

Age 20

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): topographic name arising from a misdivision of Middle English atten (e)ye which means either ‘at the river’ or ‘at the island’, from Old English ēa ‘river’ and ēg ‘island’ respectively. Both these words were feminine in Old English, and so should have been preceded only by Middle English atter ( see Rye ), but distinctions of gender ceased to be carefully maintained in the Middle English period.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mercy Nye in household of Job Nye, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mercy Humphry in household of Richard Humphry, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mercey Humphrey in household of Richard Humphrey, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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