Eliza Abbey

2 July 1818–January 1890 (Age 71)
Howden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Abbey was born on 2 July 1818, in Howden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Abbey, was 27 and her mother, Ann Howden Hunt, was 22. She married Cornelius Holmes on 17 October 1836, in Howden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. She died in January 1890, in Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Warner Bosnell
Eliza Abbey
Marriage: about 1842
Joseph Bosnell
James Bosnell

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  • Marriage
    about 1842Howden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 3
    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 25
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English:from Anglo-Norman and Middle English abbeye, abbaye ‘abbey’, i.e. a community of monks under an abbot or of nuns under an abbess (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest's house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.(of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French abé, abbé ‘priest’. See also French Labbe .

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Eliza Bosnell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Eliza Bosnell in household of James Bosnell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Eliza in entry for Charles Thomas, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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