Mary Blewet

England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Blewet was born in 1717, in England, United Kingdom, her father, William Blewett, was 37 and her mother, Mary Hobbs, was 32. She married Thomas Leddra on 4 April 1743, in Uny Lelant, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Thomas Leddra
Mary Blewet
Marriage: 4 April 1743
Thomas Leddra
Mary Leddra
Charles Leddra
Honor Leddra

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1743Uny Lelant, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 84
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 91
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    Age 98
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French bleuet, blouet ‘bluish’, a diminutive of bleu ‘blue’, more specifically ‘pale, pallid, wan’, or ‘fair-haired, golden-haired’. Compare Blew , Blewitt , and Bluett .History: The Norman Ralph Bloet is mentioned in Domesday Book (1086) as lord of the manor of Hinton in Hampshire, recorded in 1246 as Henton Bluet (modern Hinton Blewett). From the late 12th century onward many Anglo-Norman knights acquired estates in Ireland. Ralph's presumed descendants, Thomas and Ralph Bluet, held lands in counties Cork and Limerick before and after 1254, and are ancestors of the modern Irish families named Bluett, Blewett, and Blewitt. In 1850, following the Irish Potato Famine in Ireland (1845–49), Patrick Blewitt, a son of Edward Blewitt of Ballina, County Mayo, migrated to North America, his whole family joining him in 1851 to settle in Scranton PA. Joe Biden (see Biden ), the 46th president of the US, is Edward's great-great-great grandson.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Mary in entry for Thomas Ledear, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Mary Blewel, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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