William Langley

27 December 1850–25 October 1911 (Age 60)
Pudsey, Yorkshire, England

The Life of William

When William Langley was born on 27 December 1850, in Pudsey, Yorkshire, England, his father, John Langley, was 31 and his mother, Sybil Grayson, was 28. He married Martha Yeadon in 1875, in Pudsey, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Calverley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Farsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 25 October 1911, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

William Langley
Martha Yeadon
Marriage: 1875
John Langley
Alice Langley
Sarah Elizabeth Langley
Sybil Langley
Harold Langley

Spouse and Children


    Martha Yeadon


Pudsey, Yorkshire, England


    John Langley


    Alice Langley



    Sybil Langley


    Harold Langley


Parents and Siblings



    Nanny Grayson


    Hannah Grayson



World Events (6)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 13

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 30

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English lang ‘long’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’; or a topographic name with the same meaning. 2. English: from the Old Norse female personal name Langlíf, composed of the elements lang ‘long’ + líf ‘life’. 3. Americanized spelling of French Langlais .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Longley in household of John Longley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Langley, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Wm Langley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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