Rachael Skelton

20 December 1836–1 January 1915 (Age 78)
Brompton by Sawdon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rachael

When Rachael Skelton was born on 20 December 1836, in Brompton by Sawdon, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Skelton, was 40 and her mother, Mary Leaf, was 33. She married William Burley on 13 April 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1861, at the age of 25, her occupation is listed as house maid in the household of the curate of danby in the parsonage of danby in Danby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 1 January 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burley
Rachael Skelton
Marriage: 13 April 1867
Blanche Elizabeth Burleigh
Della Adeline Burley
William Herbert Burleigh
Horatio Victor Burleigh
Eugene Reynold Burleigh

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 18
    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.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): habitational name mainly from Skelton in Cumberland, or any of various places called Skelton in Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The placenames probably all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, with initial Sk-, instead of Sh-, due to Scandinavian influence. However, in some cases, the first element may be a lost river name, from Old Norse skjallr ‘resounding’; compare Skelding . This English surname has been established in Queen's County [Laois], Ireland, since the 16th century.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Rachael Skelton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Rachel Skelton in household of James Skelton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Rachael in entry for Della A Burley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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