Ellen Lamph

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Lamph was born in 1831, in Ireland, her father, William Lamph, was 30 and her mother, Ellen Lennon, was 25. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Joseph Ridley. She lived in Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Whickham, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ridley
Ellen Lamph
Jane Ridley
Ann Ridley
about 1859–
William Ridley
James Ridley
Robert B. Ridley

Sources (14)

  • Ellen Lamph in household of William Lamph, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Ellen Lamph Ridley in entry for Jane Ridley, "England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920"
  • Ellen Ridley in household of Joseph Ridley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

North German: variant of Lamp .

German: habitational name referring to a house, for instance in Trier, distinguished by a prominent lamp or sign of a lamp.

German: from Middle High German lampe ‘lamp, lantern’, a metonymic occupational name for a lamp maker.

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

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