Abraham Lister

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Lister was born on 17 April 1810, his father, William Lister, was 30 and his mother, Mary, was 26.

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William Lister
John Lister
Abraham Lister
William Lister
William Lister
Mary Lister

Sources (2)

  • Abraham Lister, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Abraham Lister, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"

World Events (8)


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

1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

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.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English li(te)ster, a derivative of Middle English lit(t)en (Old Norse lita) ‘to dye’. This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire.

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

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