Ann Atlay

Cowesby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Atlay was born in 1816, in Cowesby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin Atlay, was 56 and her mother, Rachel Smith, was 55. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Benjamin Atlay
Rachel Smith
Mary Atlay
Rachel Atlay
John Atlay
Sarah Atlay
Benjamin Atlay
Mariah Atlay
Elizabeth Atlay
Ann Atlay

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World Events (3)

1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 5

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 7

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 14

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Atlas or Polish atłas, both meaning ‘satin’ (ultimately from an Arabic word meaning ‘smooth’). It was probably also used as a metonymic occupational name for a merchant dealing in satin goods.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ann Hewison in entry for Elizabeth Hewison, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Ann Barker in entry for Elizabeth Hewison, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann in entry for Rachel Hanson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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