William Peel

Maleabout 1793–22 July 1869

Brief Life History of William

When William Peel was born about 1793, in Accrington, Lancashire, England, his father, Jonathan Peel, was 42 and his mother, Esther Bolton, was 40. He married Ann Jane Steers on 15 April 1818, in St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 July 1869, in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.

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William Peel
Ann Jane Steers
Marriage: 15 April 1818
Spencer Peel
Rev. Charles Steers Peel
Rev Francis William Peel
Susannah Ellen Peel
Olive Peel
Margaret Jane Peel
Henry Edward Peel

Sources (31)

  • William Peel in entry for Charles Steers Peel, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Peel, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • William Peel in entry for Reverend Francis William Peel, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1818St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 8

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 15

    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.


    Age 22

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

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly northern): topographic name for someone who lived or worked at a small castle, a wooden fort, or a house defended by a palisade (Middle English and Old French pel, piel ‘stake, pallisade’), or a habitational name from a place so named.

    English (mainly northern): variant of Pell .

    English (mainly northern): nickname from Middle English and Old French pel ‘stake’, perhaps for a tall, thin person.

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

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