Ellen Baxendale

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Baxendale was born in 1781, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, her father, William Baxandale, was 27 and her mother, Rachel Mort, was 27. She married Charles Heyes on 15 November 1801, in St Mary the Virgin's Church, Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Charles Heyes
Ellen Baxendale
Marriage: 15 November 1801
Mary Heyes
John Heyes
Alice Heyes
Thomas Heyes

Sources (17)

  • Ellen Baxandale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ellen Raxendace, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Ellen in entry for Alice Heys, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (2)

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Baxenden, a habitational name from a place near Accrington, which is named with an unattested Old English word bæcstān ‘bakestone’ (a flat stone on which bread was baked) + denu ‘valley’. Middle English dale was sometimes substituted for Old English denu in northern placenames.

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

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