Isabella Soulsby

7 March 1826–31 August 1894 (Age 68)
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Soulsby was born on 7 March 1826, in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Soulsby, was 24 and her mother, Ann Swallow Chicken, was 24. She married Walter Glen on 6 June 1853, in Bywell St Andrew, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Bywell St Andrew, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 31 August 1894, in Adelaide, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in Strathroy Municipal Cemetery, Strathroy, Strathroy-Caradoc, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Walter Glen
Isabella Soulsby
Marriage: 6 June 1853
Ann Swallow Glen
Margaret Nicole Glen
Isabella Soulsby Glen
Margaret Mc Intyre Glen
Thomas Glen
Annie Glen
Jessie Nicole Glenn

Spouse and Children

6 June 1853
Bywell St Andrew, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Soulsby


    Ann Swallow Chicken




    Ann Soulsby


    George Soulsby


    Cuthbert Soulsby



    Esther Soulsby


+8 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 7

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from either of two places called Soulby, one near Penrith and the other near Kirkby Stephen. These are probably named from Old Norse súl ‘post’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. If this is right, it is hard to explain why the place name should have developed a form with an -s- in it. However, this alternation is found in other surnames (for example Bowlby / Bowlsby ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esabella Glenn in household of Walter Glenn, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Jand Isabella Glenn, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Isabella Glenn in entry for Wm A Hansford and Margt M Glenn, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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