Elizabeth Hartley

15 December 1817–10 February 1901 (Age 83)
Bolam, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Hartley was born on 15 December 1817, in Bolam, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Hartley, was 25 and her mother, Ann Longstaff, was 29. She married John Wilson on 20 May 1838, in Hurworth-on-Tees, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Summerhouse, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Billy Row, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 10 February 1901, in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilson
Elizabeth Hartley
Marriage: 20 May 1838
Mary Ann Wilson
William Wilson
Thomas Wilson
John E Wilson
Jane Elizabeth Wilson
Annie Isabella Wilson
Isabel Wilson
Sarah Wilson
Maria Wilson

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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

(1997: 11654;2007: 23460; 2010: 31221)English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name, in northern England mainly from Hartley in Rochdale parish (Lancashire) but also from any of the places called Hartley in Westmorland and the West Yorkshire. In southern England it derives Hartley in Devon, Hampshire, and Kent, and from Hartleigh in Devon. Similar placenames occur in Berkshire, Dorset, and Northumberland, but it is not known if they gave rise to surnames. Most of the placenames derive from Old English heorot ‘hart, stag’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though the Westmorland placename comes from Old English heard ‘hard’ + clā ‘claw, tongue of land’, and the Northumberland placename derives from Old English heorot + hlāw ‘mound, hill’.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArtghaile ‘descendant of Artghal’, a personal name composed of the elements Art ‘bear’ or ‘hero’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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Sources (28)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Mary Ann Wilson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Wilson in household of James Wilson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elisabeth Artler in entry for Isabell Lowe Newbold, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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