Lydia Williamson

Female2 September 1794–24 December 1868

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Williamson was born on 2 September 1794, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Williamson, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Morley, was 26. She married William Tillotson - of Holbeck - Halliday on 5 June 1815, in Holbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 24 December 1868, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

William Tillotson - of Holbeck - Halliday
Lydia Williamson
Marriage: 5 June 1815
John Halliday
George Halliday
William Haliday
Joseph Halliday
Benjamin Halliday
Mary Halliday
Charles Halliday
Gideon David Halliday

Sources (22)

  • Lydia Halliday in household of Wm Halliday, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Lydia Williamson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Lydia Williamson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1815Holbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 7

    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 14

    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 21

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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