Mary Taylor

Staffordshire, England

The Life of Mary

Mary Taylor was born in 1748, in Staffordshire, England. She married Joseph Keen on 1 January 1769, in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Mary Taylor
Joseph Keen
Marriage: 1 January 1769
Sarah Keen
William Keen
Mary Keen

Spouse & Children

1 January 1769
Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Female1769–1805Female

  • William Keen


  • Female1775–Female

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 4

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 6

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 39

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Keen in entry for William Keen, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Mary Keen in entry for William Keen, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Mary Keen in entry for Mary Keen, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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