Mary Ann Ford

22 October 1815–
Colmworth, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Ford was christened on 22 October 1815, in Colmworth, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Ford, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Wilson, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Robert Ford
1789–1865
Elizabeth Wilson
1790–
Mary Ann Ford
1815–
Mary Ford
1816–1866
Elizabeth Ford
1826–
Robert Ford
1827–
Emma Ford
1830–
Darcus Ford
1832–
James Ford
1817–1846
Deborah Ford
1819–
Elizabeth Ford
1823–

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World Events (3)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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