James Riley

2 August 1761–
Huncoat, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Riley was born on 2 August 1761, in Huncoat, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Ezra Riley, was 29 and his mother, Mary Kenyon, was 18.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Riley
1732–1798
Mary Kenyon
1743–
Ann Riley
1757–
Peggy Riley
1770–
George Riley
1759–
Betty Riley
1760–
Richard Riley
1760–
James Riley
1761–
John Riley
1762–
Peter Riley
1763–
George Riley
1763–
Elizabeth Riley
1765–
William Riley
1765–
Ezra Riley
1767–
Sally Riley
1767–
Robert Riley
1772–1841
Molly Riley
1775–
James Riley
1778–1816
John Riley
1780–
Ann Riley
1784–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+13 More Children

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 40

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.
1815

Age 54

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 62

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Reilly .2 English: habitational name from Ryley in Lancashire, so named from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There is a Riley with the same meaning in Devon, but it does not seem to have contributed to the surname, which is more common in northern England.

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

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Sources (1)

  • James Riley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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