Martha Cleaves

28 August 1851–14 October 1940 (Age 89)
Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Cleaves was born on 28 August 1851, in Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Job Cleaves, was 35 and her mother, Martha Robbins, was 30. She married William Davey on 18 October 1868, in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 14 October 1940, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

William Davey
Martha Cleaves
Marriage: 18 October 1868
Agnes Jane Davey
Elisa Maude Davey

Spouse and Children

    William Davey



18 October 1868
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia


    Agnes Jane Davey


    Elisa Maude Davey


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 3

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.

Age 16

End of transportation to Western Australia.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cleaves in Devon ( see Cleve ).

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

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