Emily Silby

7 March 1853–
Clerkenwell, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emily

When Emily Silby was born on 7 March 1853, in Clerkenwell, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Neale Silby, was 44 and her mother, Mary Ann, was 44. She married Seth Silby Hardwick on 19 December 1875, in Bexley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939.

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Family Time Line

Seth Silby Hardwick
Emily Silby
Marriage: 19 December 1875
Mary Matilda Hardwick
George Edward Hardwick
Maude Silby Hardwick

Spouse and Children

    Seth Silby Hardwick



19 December 1875
Bexley, Kent, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Matilda Hardwick


    George Edward Hardwick


    Maude Silby Hardwick


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 1

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1855 · London's First Pillar Box

Age 2

The pillar box is a form of mailbox. Until 1855, people would have to walk the distance to go to the post office in order to send mail.

Age 31

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, so named with the Old Norse personal name Billi + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emily Hardwick in household of Seth S Hardwick, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Emily Hardwick in household of Seth Selby Hardwick, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Emily Silby in household of Neal Silby, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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