Mary Wales

13 July 1718–27 January 1770
Cantley, Norfolk, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wales was christened on 13 July 1718, in Cantley, Norfolk, England, her father, John Wales, was 25 and her mother, Mrs Mary Whitred, was 20. She married Philip Turner on 1 July 1740, in Garboldisham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She was buried in Garboldisham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Philip Turner
Mary Wales
Marriage: 1 July 1740
Philip Turner
Mary Turner
Ann Turner
James Turner
Jonathan Turner
Rebecca Turner
George Turner
Susanna Turner

Spouse and Children

1 July 1740
Garboldisham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Wales


    Mrs Mary Whitred




    William Wales



World Events (4)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Wale 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Ann Turner, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Mary in entry for Philip Turner, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Mary Turner in entry for Susan Turner, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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