Martha Tone (Witherington) (1769 - 1849)

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Nicknames: "Matilda"
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Birthplace: Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
Managed by: Anne-Marie Healy-Kalishoek (C)
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About Martha Tone (Witherington)

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

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