Mary Frances Ley

about 1853–
Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Ley was born about 1853, in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Nicholas Ley, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Biggins, was 34. She married Samuel Studley on 2 May 1874. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Christchurch, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Studley
Mary Frances Ley
Marriage: 2 May 1874
Emily Jane Studley
John Ralph Studley
Rosa Annie Stoodley
Clifford Studley
Edward Nicholas Studley
Albert Studley

Spouse and Children

2 May 1874
Llanelli, St David


    Emily Jane Studley


    John Ralph Studley


    Rosa Annie Stoodley


    Clifford Studley


    Edward Nicholas Studley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 14

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

Age 31

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 37

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lye .2 French: habitational name from Ley in Moselle.3 French and German: from a medieval personal name, Eloy (Latin Eligius, a derivative of eligere ‘to choose or elect’), made popular by a 6th-century saint who came to be venerated as the patron of smiths and horses.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F Stoodley in household of Samuel Stoodley, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Frances in entry for Rosa Annie Stoodley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Frances Ley, "Wales, Carmarthenshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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