John Henry Foley

Male24 May 1818–27 August 1874

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Foley was born on 24 May 1818, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, his father, Jesse Foley, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Byrne, was 38. He married Mary Ann Gray on 21 August 1847, in St Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom. He lived in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and St Mary in the Castle, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 27 August 1874, in London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 56, and was buried in London, England, United Kingdom.

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John Henry Foley
Mary Ann Gray
Marriage: 21 August 1847

Sources (6)

  • John H Foley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Henry Foley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • John Henry Foley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1847St Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 5

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

    Age 13

    "The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."

    1834 · Removal of Menagerie from the Tower of London

    Age 16

    The royal menagerie was something more of a zoo with different types of animals and was removed from the tower in 1835.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Siobhan, Aidan, Aileen, Delma, Eamonn, John Patrick, Brennan, Brian Patrick, Briana, Brigid.

    Irish (southern): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Foghladha ‘descendant of Foghlaidh’, a byname meaning ‘pirate, marauder, plunderer’.

    Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh (see McSharry ), chosen because of its phonetic approximation to English foal. Mac Searraigh is derived from a personal name based on searrach ‘foal’.

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

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