Isabella Porter

12 June 1820–
Sandhutton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Porter was christened on 12 June 1820, in Sandhutton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Porter, was 36 and her mother, Isabella Dixon, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Porter
1784–1857
Isabella Dixon
1779–1869
Hannah Porter
1813–1903
William Porter
1815–
John C Porter
1817–1880
Isabella Porter
1820–
Thomas Porter
1823–1846
Henry Porter
1833–1882

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

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.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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  • Isabella Porter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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