Mary Gunn

2 August 1829–22 September 1904 (Age 75)
Great Torrington, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Gunn was born on 2 August 1829, in Great Torrington, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Gunn, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Bastard, was 23. She married James Prescott in 1854, in Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Exeter St Sidwell, Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 22 September 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Prescott
Mary Gunn
Marriage: 1854
Thomas William Prescott
James Prescott
Mary Catherine Priscott
David Prescott
Elizabeth Priscott

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1854Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 4
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (based on a word meaning ‘battle’), or perhaps from Gunne, a pet form of the Old Norse female personal name Gunnhildr (see Gunnell ).History: This is the name of a Scottish clan or family associated principally with Caithness and Sutherland. It claims descent from a certain Gunni or Guinn who lived in the 12th century.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Mary Prescott, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Mary Pricott, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary Gunn in household of James Bastard, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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