Mary Claridge

1838–
Oxfordshire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Claridge was born in 1838, in Oxfordshire, England, her father, William Claridge, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Holyfield, was 33. She married William Holyfield on 4 February 1861, in Finstock, Oxfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Finstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Finstock, Oxfordshire, England in 1891.

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Family Time Line

William Holyfield
1840–1927
Mary Claridge
1838–
Marriage: 4 February 1861
Elizabeth Holyfield
1862–1900
Reuben Holyfield
1865–1895
Eli Holyfield
1867–1915
Maria Holyfield
1870–1872
Rose Holyfield
1872–
Ann Holyfield
1874–1955
William Holyfield
1877–
Phillis Holyfield
1880–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 February 1861
Finstock, Oxfordshire, England
children

(8)

    Elizabeth Holyfield

    Female1862–1900Female

    Reuben Holyfield

    Male1865–1895Male

    Eli Holyfield

    Male1867–1915Male

    Maria Holyfield

    Female1870–1872Female

    Rose Holyfield

    Female1872–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Claridge

    Male1801–1867Male

    Elizabeth Holyfield

    Female1805–1883Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1843

Age 5

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 16

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 42

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Middle English, Old French female personal name Clarice (Latin Claritia meaning ‘fame’, ‘brightness’, a derivative of clarus ‘famous’, ‘bright’). 2. habitational name from Clearhedge Wood in Sussex, which is probably named with Old English clǣfre ‘clover’ + hrycg ‘ridge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Holyfield in household of William Holyfield, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Mary Holyfield in household of William Holyfield, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Holyfield in household of William Holyfield, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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