Mary Kemsley

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Kemsley was born on 19 November 1732, in East Malling, Kent, England, her father, Edward Kemsly, was 47 and her mother, Sarrah Bigg, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Edward Kemsly
1685–1777
Sarrah Bigg
1694–
Edmund Kemsley
1723–
Martha Kemsley
1726–
Andrew Kemsley
1729–
Robert Kemsley
1731–
Mary Kemsley
1732–

Sources (2)

  • Mary Kemslley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Kemslley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

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.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from Kemsley Street in Bredhurst (Kent). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Cyma (genitive Cymes) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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