Mary Ashley

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Ashley was born on 8 August 1805, in Shifnal, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Ashley, was 21 and her mother, Martha Lawrence, was 21. She married Charles Derricott on 18 December 1825, in Wrockwardine, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 24 October 1885, in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Charles Derricott
Mary Ashley
Marriage: 18 December 1825
Sarah Derricott
Thomas Derricott
Martha Derricott
Charles Macoy Derricott
Ann Derricott
Susannah Derricott
Josiah Derricott
Mary Ann Derricott
Caroline Derricott
Rebecca Derricott
Joseph Derricott

Sources (43)

  • Mary Derricott in household of Chas. Derricott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Ashley - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary Ashly
  • Mary Astley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places (especially in southern and central England) named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Americanized form of French Canadian Asselin 2.

In some cases also an Americanized form of German Eschler .

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

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Mary Ashley

!Death is recorded in Lyberty Cemt.Rec. 973-V22 Vol. 11. Sailed in 1868 on the "Colorado" from Eng. to America. It is also recorded that they sailed to Utah from England in 1856 and on 14th of July …

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