Maria Grant

1825–1865 (Age 40)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Maria

When Maria Grant was born in 1825, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Grant, was 31 and her mother, Mary Hall, was 28. She married Thomas Ford on 18 October 1845, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Hope, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died about May 1865, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Maria Grant
Thomas Ford
Marriage: 18 October 1845
Eliza Ford
Eleanor Ford
Sarah Ford
Joseph Ford

Spouse & Children

  • Female1825–1865Female

  • Thomas Ford


18 October 1845
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


  • Eliza Ford


  • Eleanor Ford


  • Female1853–1933Female

  • Male1858–1932Male

Parents & Siblings



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World Events (4)


Age 5

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

Age 8

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.

Age 18

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.2 English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta ( see Grantham ).3 Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Ford in household of Thomas Ford, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Maria Grant, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Maria Grant, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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