James Starley

5 August 1817–15 May 1914 (Age 96)
East Chiltington, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Starley was born on 5 August 1817, in East Chiltington, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Starley, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Lindfield, was 34. He married Caroline Mitchell on 11 December 1841, in Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 15 May 1914, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Starley
Caroline Mitchell
Marriage: 11 December 1841
Jane Starley
Julia Starley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1841Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 16
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 26
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): possibly a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English adjective stereli, derived from stere ‘strong, hardy, powerful, steadfast’, like sickly from sick. Alternatively, it may be a habitational name, perhaps from Startley in Great Somerford (Wiltshire).

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

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    Biography of James STARLEY

    JAMES STARLEY (wife, Mary Jepp Starley) Information given Maude C. Melville by John Starley Jr. Nov. 4, 1936 My father James Starley, was sent to Fillmore by Brigham Young, to keep a nur …

    Sources (32)

    • James Starly, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Starley in entry for Jane Starley Martin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Jas Starley, "United States Census, 1860"

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