Mephibosheth Close

Male2 April 1842–

Brief Life History of Mephibosheth

When Mephibosheth Close was born on 2 April 1842, in Eccleshill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Close, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Powell, was 22. He married Louisa Thornton on 7 February 1866, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Mephibosheth Close
Louisa Thornton
Marriage: 7 February 1866
Eliza Jane Close
Robert Close
about 1870–1871
Charles Close
about 1870–1890
Mary Emma Close
about 1872–1875
Hannah Maria Close
Fred Close
James Close
Thornton Close
about 1881–
Harry Close

Sources (7)

  • Mephibosketh Close in household of James Close, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mephibosheth Clogg, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mephibosheth Close - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth-name: Mephibosheth Close

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1866Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

    Age 21

    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 38

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard, from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos, from Late Latin clausum, past participle of claudere ‘to close’). Possibly also a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in such a place.

    English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.

    Dutch: variant of Cloos .

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

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