Susannah Tilley

1817–1894 (Age 77)
Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire, England

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah Tilley was born in 1817, in Thorpe Langton, Leicestershire, England, her father, Francis Tilley, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Beldam, was 38. She married Thomas James in 1837, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in All Saints Church, Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died in 1894, at the age of 77.

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Thomas James
Susannah Tilley
Marriage: 1837
Eliza Anne Hawkins James
William Henry James
Sarah Louisa James
Emma Catharine James
Mary Ann Harriet James
Eliza Ann Hawkins James
Ann Maria James
Agnes Matilda James
Thomas Francis James

Spouse and Children

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Tilley





+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 16

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.

Age 26

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant spelling of Tilly . 2. habitational name from Tilley in Shropshire, named from Old English telga ‘branch’, ‘bough’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. 3. occupational name for a husbandman, Middle English tilie (Old English tilia, a primary derivative of tilian ‘to till or cultivate’). 4. from the medieval female personal name Tilly, a pet form of Till .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan James in household of Thomas James, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Susan James in household of Thomas James, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Susannah Tilley, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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