Emily Silby

Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Silby was born on 7 March 1853, in Clerkenwell, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Neal Silby, was 44 and her mother, Mary Ann Houghton, 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

Sources (13)

  • Emily Hardwick in household of Seth S Hardwick, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Emily Silby, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Emily Hardwick, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

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1854 · The Crimean War

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

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.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: locative name from Sileby (Leics), recorded as Silesbi in 1205, Silebi in 1207, and Silby in 1328.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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