Mary Riley

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

The Life Summary 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 in March 1863, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 15.

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World Events (5)

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

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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Sources (4)

  • Mary Reley in household of James Reley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary Reley in household of James Reley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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