James Peel

1799–1882 (Age 83)
Adwalton, Yorkshire, England

The Life of James

When James Peel was born in 1799, in Adwalton, Yorkshire, England, his father, Joseph Peel, was 35 and his mother, Lydia Whitehead, was 35. He married Hannah Westmoreland on 31 October 1825, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Churwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 24 September 1882, in Gildersome, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

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James Peel
Hannah Westmoreland
Marriage: 31 October 1825
Alfred Peel
James Peal
Robert Peel
John Peel
Edwin Peel
Lydia Emma Mary Peel

Spouse and Children

31 October 1825
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 2

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 16

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 22

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): from Anglo-Norman French pel ‘stake’, ‘pole’ (Old French piel, from Latin palus), a nickname for a tall, thin man. It may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a stake fence or in a property defended by one, or a metonymic occupational name for a builder of such fences. Compare Pallister .2 Dutch: habitational name from places so called in North Brabant (where there is also a district called De Peel) and Dutch Limburg, from De Peel in Ravels, Antwerp province, or from Pedele in Kaggevinne and in Adorp, Brabant.3 German: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Peel, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Peel, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • James Peel, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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