Mary Jane Wright

1826–1861 (Age 35)
Stapleford, Leicestershire, England

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Wright was born in 1826, in Stapleford, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Wright, was 44 and her mother, Sarah, was 25. She married William Turville about 1852. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pickwell, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Somerby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in 1861, in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 35.

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William Turville
Mary Jane Wright
Marriage: about 1852
John William Turville
Ann Turville
Henry Turville
Frances L Turville
George Henry Turville

Spouse and Children

about 1852


Parents and Siblings

    William Wright







    Edward Wright


World Events (7)


Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 7

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 10

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

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  • Mary Jane Turville in household of William Turville, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Jane Turvill in household of William Turvill, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Jane Wright in household of William Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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