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
Edward Blanch
Marriage: 1 October 1807
Robert Blanch
Thomas John Blanch
James Blanch
Edward Blanch
George Blanch
John Blanch
Isaac Blanch
Stephen Blanch
Elizabeth Blanch
Philadelphia Blanch
David Blanch
Samuel Blanch
Mary Blanch
Ann Blanch

Spouse & Children

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


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Parents & Siblings



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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.

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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