Mary Riley

18 April 1847–18 March 1863 (Age 15)
Accrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Riley was born on 18 April 1847, in Accrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Riley, was 44 and her mother, Betty Eastwood, was 40. She lived in Tottington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Nuttall Lane, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 18 March 1863, at the age of 15.

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William Henry White
Mary Riley

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    John Riley


    Thomas Riley


    Betty Riley


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World Events (3)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 3

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 12

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

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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Sources (3)

  • Mary Riley in household of James Riley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Mary Reley in household of James Reley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Riley in household of James Riley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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