George Huntley

Maleabout 1822–6 March 1872

Brief Life History of George

When George Huntley was born about 1822, in Bradford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Huntley, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Hosey, was 36. He married Sarah Workman on 11 December 1848, in Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in St Woollos, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 6 March 1872, in Newport, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51.

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George Huntley
about 1822–1872
Sarah Workman
Marriage: 11 December 1848
Elizabeth Huntley
George J. Huntley
about 1865–1956
Robert Huntley
Mary Hannah Huntley
Sarah Levinia Huntley
John George Huntley

Sources (13)

  • George Huntley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Huntley - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1822; Bradford, Wiltshire, England
  • George Huntley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1848Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 11

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

    Age 17

    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Huntley in Gloucestershire, from Old English hunta ‘hunter, huntsman’ (see Hunt ) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Occasionally the name may arise from Huntley in Staffordshire, of the same etymology, but there is no medieval evidence that this gave rise to a surname.

    Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1 above. Huntly in Aberdeenshire was named for a medieval Earl of Huntly who took his title from the Borders placename, and is not the source of the surname.

    English: occasionally perhaps a habitational name from Huntley in Preston on Wye (Herefordshire), first recorded in 1290 as a surname, (de) Huntelaw. The placename derives from Old English hunta ‘hunter, huntsman’ + hlāw ‘mound, hill’.

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

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