William Wells

Bowling St Bartholomew, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Wells was born in 1795, in Bowling St Bartholomew, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Wells, was 43 and his mother, Mary Clayton, was 44. He married Elizabeth Galloway on 23 July 1820, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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William Wells
Elizabeth Galloway
Marriage: 23 July 1820
Henry Wells
Mary Bastow Wells
Sarah Wells
Ann Wells
Hannah Wells
Joseph Wells
William Wells
Elizabeth Wells
Isaac Wells
John Wells

Spouse & Children

23 July 1820
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 20

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

Age 26

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 35

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Wells in entry for Elizabeth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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