William Welsby

Brief Life History of William

William Welsby was born on 12 August 1796, in Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Rachel Ackers on 29 January 1825, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Abram, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in United States.

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William Welsby
Rachel Ackers
Marriage: 29 January 1825
Martha Welsby

Sources (9)

  • William Welsby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Welsby, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Wellsby in entry for Martha Wellsby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


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


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Walesby, in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, both named in Old Norse with the personal name Valr + ‘farmstead, village’.

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

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Samuel Williams and Mary Ann Moss Williams Welsby

Samuel Williams was born in about 1800 in Lancashire, England. He was a witness on his daughter’s marriage certificate and his occupation was listed as a shoemaker. He married Mary Ann Moss in about 1 …

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