Edward Selby

about 1772–14 February 1847 (Age 75)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Selby was born about 1772, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Silby, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Neale, was 29. He married Dorothy Fox on 26 September 1799, in Stamford Baron St Martin, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 14 February 1847, in Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edward Selby
about 1772–1847
Dorothy Fox
Marriage: 26 September 1799
William Silby
about 1802–1870
Charles Silby
about 1802–1837
Seth Selby
Elizabeth Silby
Neale Silby
Mary Silby
Elizabeth Silby
Ann Silby
Dorothy Silby
Sarah Silby

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 29
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 36
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
Age 43
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

(1997: 4590;2007: 8823; 2010: 11908)English (Nottinghamshire) and Scottish: habitational name from Selby (Yorkshire). The placename may derive from Old English sele ‘willow copse’, sometimes alternating with salh ‘willow’, + Old Norse ‘farmstead, village’.Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (8)

  • Edward Silby in entry for Sarah Silby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Silby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Silby - Church record: death: 14 February 1847; Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

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