Lawrence Whitley

Brief Life History of Lawrence

When Lawrence Whitley was born on 12 April 1793, in Hash, Kermanshah, Iran, his father, Sion Whitley, was 24 and his mother, Mrs. Prudence Whitley, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Sion Whitley
1770–1840
Mrs. Prudence Whitley
1775–1850
Lawrence Whitley
1793–
Charity Whitley
1793–1840
Susan Whitley
1794–
Alexander Whitley
1795–
Charlotte Whitley
1797–
Littleberry Whitley
1800–1862
John David Whitley
1800–1862
William Whitley
1803–1865
Queen Whitley
1803–
Josiah Bailey Whitley
1807–1871
John S. Whitley
1813–

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Lawrence Whitley - birth:
  • Lawrence Whitely, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

World Events (3)

1795

Qajar Dynasty.

1828

Iran cedes control of Caucasus to Russia after second Russo-Persian war.

1851

The Qajars lost central Asian provinces to the Russians and were forced to give up all claims on Afghanistan to Great Britain.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more of the many places called Whitley (in Yorkshire, Cheshire, Northumberland, Wiltshire, Warwickshire), Whiteley, or Whitleigh (in Berkshire). The placename is common, generally with the meaning ‘white clearing’ (Old English hwīt ‘white’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’), or occasionally ‘wheat clearing’ (Old English hwǣte + lēah). According to Redmonds, the Yorkshire surname originated in a locality in the Elland area, perhaps White Lee in Scammonden or White Lee in Mytholmroyd.

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

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