Mary Fox

Female1756–

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Fox was born in 1756, her father, Tobias Fox, was 33 and her mother, Margery Ustick, was 35. She married Daniel Pengelly on 9 November 1781, in Madron, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Madron, Cornwall, England in 1756.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Pengelly
1752–1822
Mary Fox
1756–
Marriage: 9 November 1781
Ann Pengelly
1785–
Mary Pengelly
1786–1848
Christian Pengelly
1788–1859
Christian Pengelly
1790–
Daniel Pengelly
1794–1862

Sources (2)

  • Mary Fox, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Fox, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1781Madron, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 14

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

    Age 19

    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

    Age 31

    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from a word denoting the animal (Middle English, Old English fox), widely used to denote a sly or cunning individual. It was also used for someone with red hair. In England this surname absorbed some early examples of surnames derived from the ancient Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .

    Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ (see Tinney ).

    Irish: also adopted for Ó Catharnaigh, see Kearney .

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

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