James Peel

Brief Life History of James

When James Peel was born in 1799, in Adwalton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Peel, was 36 and his mother, Lydia Whitehead, was 36. He married Hannah Westmoreland on 31 October 1825, in Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. 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
Mary Ann Peel
Joseph Peel
Alfred Peel
James Peal
Robert Peel
John Peel
Edwin Peel
Lydia Emma Mary Peel

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  • James Peel, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Peel, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812

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1801 · The Act of Union

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.


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

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

English (mainly northern): topographic name for someone who lived or worked at a small castle, a wooden fort, or a house defended by a palisade (Middle English and Old French pel, piel ‘stake, pallisade’), or a habitational name from a place so named.

English (mainly northern): variant of Pell .

English (mainly northern): nickname from Middle English and Old French pel ‘stake’, perhaps for a tall, thin person.

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

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