Mary Heywood

Little Heaton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Heywood was born in 1835, in Little Heaton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Heywood, was 42 and her mother, Betty Dickenson, was 42. She lived in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Joseph Heywood
Betty Dickenson
James Heywood
William Heywood
Charles Heywood
Ann Heywood
Sarah Heywood
Joseph Heywood
Mary Heywood

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World Events (8)


Age 8

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 15

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 32

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Manchester, so named from Old English hēah ‘high’ + wudu ‘wood’. There is also a place in Wiltshire so called, from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’ + wudu. Compare Haywood , although this is probably not the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Heywood in household of Isaac Heywood, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Heywood in household of Joseph Heywood, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"

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