Captain Sir William Peel

2 November 1824–27 April 1858 (Age 33)
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When Captain Sir William Peel was born on 2 November 1824, in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Peel, was 36 and his mother, Julia Floyd, was 34. He died on 27 April 1858, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 33, and was buried in Sandy, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Robert Peel
Julia Floyd
Julia Peel
Eliza Peel
Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Peel
Sir Frederick Peel
Captain Sir William Peel
Captain John Floyd Peel
Viscount Arthur Wellesley Peel

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World Events (6)

1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 1

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.

Age 6

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 18

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): from Anglo-Norman French pel ‘stake’, ‘pole’ (Old French piel, from Latin palus), a nickname for a tall, thin man. It may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a stake fence or in a property defended by one, or a metonymic occupational name for a builder of such fences. Compare Pallister .2 Dutch: habitational name from places so called in North Brabant (where there is also a district called De Peel) and Dutch Limburg, from De Peel in Ravels, Antwerp province, or from Pedele in Kaggevinne and in Adorp, Brabant.3 German: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Peel, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"
  • William Peel, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Peel, "Find A Grave Index"

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