When John Eley was born on 7 February 1806, in Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Eley, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Manners, was 34. He married Mary Green on 8 January 1838, in Duffield, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He was buried in Horsley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.
English: variant of Ely .
German: from a vernacular form of the medieval personal name Eligius (see Eligio ), a Christian saint's name.