Maria Ashdown

1789–1837 (Age 48)
Ewhurst, Sussex, England

The Life of Maria

When Maria Ashdown was born on 25 January 1789, in Ewhurst, Sussex, England, her father, Thomas Ashdown, was 47 and her mother, Mary Catt, was 35. She married Edward Blanch on 1 October 1807, in Ewhurst Green, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 June 1837, in Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 48, and was buried in Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Maria Ashdown
1789–1837
Edward Blanch
1787–1860
Marriage: 1 October 1807
Robert Blanch
1808–1885
Thomas John Blanch
1809–1892
James Blanch
1811–1895
Edward Blanch
1813–1881
George Blanch
1815–1893
John Blanch
1817–1903
Isaac Blanch
1819–1899
Stephen Blanch
1821–1867
Elizabeth Blanch
1821–1910
Philadelphia Blanch
1823–1872
David Blanch
1825–1826
Samuel Blanch
1827–1919
Mary Blanch
1828–1915
Ann Blanch
1830–1896

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1 October 1807
Ewhurst Green, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 12

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 19

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 26

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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)

  • Eliza Ashdown in household of John Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Unkn in entry for Mary Blanch Warby, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Maria in entry for Elizabeth Blanche, "Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842"

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