Femaleabout 1773–

Brief Life History of Ellen

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

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

Sources (16)

  • Ellen Riley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Ellen in entry for John Beedy, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ellen Riley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1794Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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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

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name chiefly from High Ryley in Accrington (Lancashire) and Riley in Kirkburton, which was in the manor of Wakefield (Yorkshire). In some cases the name may derive from Riley Farm in Eyam (Derbyshire), Royley in Royton (Lancashire), or Rylah in Scarcliffe (Derbyshire). The placenames all come from Old English rȳge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Irish: from Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach. This is the name of a chieftain family in Cavan, related to the O'Rourkes. In Anglicized form it has also been confused with Ó Raithile found in Munster, usually Anglicized as O'Rahilly or Rahilly . See O'Reilly .

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

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