William Walford

before 28 September 1806–
Over Stowey, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Walford was born before 28 September 1806, in Over Stowey, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Walford, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Mitchell, was 44. He married Dorothy Davis on 5 June 1827, in Pilton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Family Time Line

William Walford
1806–
Dorothy Davis
1806–
Marriage: 5 June 1827
Caroline Walford
1827–1829
Charles Walford
1829–
Caroline Walford
1831–
Esther Walford
1832–
Sophia Walford
1834–
William Walford
1837–
Elizabeth Walford
1839–
Charles Walford
1843–
George Walford
1845–
Ellen Walford
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 June 1827
Pilton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Female1827–1829Female

    Charles Walford

    Male1829–Male

    Caroline Walford

    Female1831–Female

    Esther Walford

    Female1832–Female

    Sophia Walford

    Female1834–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 2

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 9

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1843

Age 37

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Walford. Examples in Herefordshire and Shropshire are named with Old English (West Midlands) wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + ford ‘ford’. A second place of the same name in Herefordshire was named with Old English w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘serf’ ( see Wallace ) as the first element, and one in Dorset with Old English wealt ‘unsteady’, ‘difficult’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Walford, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Walford in entry for Charles Walford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Walford in entry for Caroline Walford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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