about 1773–
Failsworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellen

Ellen RILEY was born about 1773, in Failsworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She married Isaac Beesley on 20 November 1794. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters.

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Isaac Beesley
Marriage: 20 November 1794
William Beeslay
Sarah Beesley
William Beesley
Sarah Beesley
John Beesley
Thomas Beesley
Ann Beesley
Elizabeth Beesley
Isaac Beesley

Spouse and Children

20 November 1794
St. Michaels, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lnschr, Eng.


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 28

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.

Age 42

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 52

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Reilly .2 English: habitational name from Ryley in Lancashire, so named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There is a Riley with the same meaning in Devon, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname, which is more common in northern England.

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

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  • Ellen in entry for Sarah Beasley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Ellen in entry for Sarah Beasley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Ellen in entry for Sarah Beasley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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