Seth Selby

Male24 March 1805–16 April 1873

Brief Life History of Seth

When Seth Selby was born on 24 March 1805, in Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Selby, was 34 and his mother, Dorothy Fox, was 28. He married Eleanor Knipe on 23 October 1828, in Holborn Division, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Clerkenwell St James, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and St James, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 16 April 1873, in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Seth Selby
Eleanor Knipe
Marriage: 23 October 1828
Edward Silby
about 1834–1873

Sources (9)

  • Seth Sibley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Seth Silby, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Legacy NFS Source: Seth Selby - Government record: death: 1873; Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1828Holborn Division, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 3

    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 10

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 18

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    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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