William Whyley

1805–1848 (Age 43)
Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

William Whyley was born in 1805, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. He married Mary Cowling about 1827, in Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died in 1848, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 43.

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William Whyley
Mary Cowling
Marriage: about 1827

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World Events (3)

Age 10
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
Age 16
The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
Age 18
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whaley in Derbyshire, Whalley in Lancashire, or Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire (formerly in Cheshire). The first is probably named with Old English wælla ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’. The second has as the first element Old English hwæl ‘round hill’, and the last has Old English weg ‘path’, ‘road’ as the first element, the second element in both cases also being lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Whyley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Whyley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Whyley, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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