William Wells

1795–
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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Family Time Line

William Wells
1795–
Elizabeth Galloway
1799–
Marriage: 23 July 1820
Henry Wells
1821–1827
Mary Bastow Wells
1822–
Sarah Wells
1824–
Ann Wells
1825–1828
Hannah Wells
1825–
Joseph Wells
1828–
William Wells
1831–
Elizabeth Wells
1834–1901
Isaac Wells
1838–
John Wells
1839–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
23 July 1820
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1815

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.
1830

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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