Ellen Prior

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Prior was christened on 23 December 1849, in Wield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Prior, was 39 and her mother, Sophia Broad, was 27. She lived in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in June 1944, in Alton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 94.

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Sources (9)

  • Ellen Prior in household of William Prior, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Ellen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ellen Prior, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892"

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World Events (7)

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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (southern), Scottish, Dutch, and German: ultimately from Latin prior ‘superior’, used to denote a prior, a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a prior.

Irish: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora ‘son of the prior’ (this is the usual origin in counties Cavan and Leitrim). Some examples may be Anglo-Norman, the same name as in 1 above.

Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from prior, probably denoting someone in the service of a prior or a nickname for someone who behaved in a pompous way.

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

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