Mary Ashdown

1774–1857
Westfield, Sussex, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Ashdown was born on 31 July 1774, in Westfield, Sussex, England, her father, Thomas Ashdown, was 33 and her mother, Mary Catt, was 21. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with William Bumstead. She was buried in Hastings All Saints, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ashdown
1774–1857
William Bumstead
1774–1841
John Bumstead
1793–1846
William Bumsted
1801–
Fanny Bumsted
1804–
George Bumstead
1807–

Spouse & Children

  • Female1774–1857Female

  • William Bumstead

    Male1774–1841Male

children

(4)

  • John Bumstead

    Male1793–1846Male

  • William Bumsted

    Male1801–Male

  • Fanny Bumsted

    Female1804–Female

  • George Bumstead

    Male1807–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 1

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 13

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Robert Bumstead, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Edward Bumstead, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for George Bumstead, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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