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Martha Tone (Witherington)

Also Known As: "Matilda"
Birthplace: Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Witherington and Catherine Witherington
Wife of Theobald Wolfe Tone and Thomas Wilson
Mother of William Theobald Wolfe Tone; Francis Rawdon Tone; Richard Tone and Maria Tone
Sister of Harriett Witherington

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About Martha Tone

While Wolfe Tone was a student in Trinity College he first met his wife Matilda Witherington. On the 21st of July 1785 the couple eloped. Matilda was then aged sixteen and the story is best described by an entry in Wolfe Tone’s diary as follows:

A beautiful morning in the month of July she accepted my proposal of marriage… I took her to the Church in Dawson St where we were married and I carried her out of town to Maynooth for a few days.

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Martha Tone's Timeline

June 16, 1769
Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
July 21, 1785
Age 16
DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation - ST. ANNE
April 29, 1791
Age 21
Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
June 23, 1793
Age 24
Kildare, Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland
Age 23
August 19, 1816
Age 47
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
March 18, 1849
Age 79
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA