Richard Pilling

28 November 1833–28 December 1906 (Age 73)
Waddington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Pilling was born on 28 November 1833, in Waddington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Pilling, was 37 and his mother, Peggy Bank, was 34. He married Catherine Adams on 10 March 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Great Mitton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. In 1880, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 28 December 1906, in Cardston, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Aetna, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Richard Pilling
Catherine Adams
Marriage: 10 March 1856
Richard Adams Pilling
John Adams Pilling
Joseph Pilling
Mary Catherine Pilling
Elias Pilling
Margaret Malinda Pilling
George Edmund Pilling
James Henry Pilling
Rufus Elijah Pilling
Elizabeth Caroline Pilling

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 9
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 26
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place so called, which takes its name from the River Pilling. The etymology of the river name is uncertain, but is perhaps associated with Old English pyll ‘tidal creek’.English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by a creek or stream (Old English pyll ‘tidal creek’), or by a stake, a derivative of Pill + the Middle English suffix -ing.English (Lancashire): perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Piling, a pet form of Old English Pīl (from pīl ‘stake’, perhaps a short form of an Old English name such as Pīlheard), + the Old English hypocoristic suffix -ing.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Adams Family Reunion 1956

    Sunday, August 5, 1956 Lagoon Beach Terrace QUESTION: Who were the first pioneers in Layton, Utah? ANSWER: Elias Adams and wife, with the following sons and daughters: Mary; Rufus; John; Anna; Ge …

    Sources (15)

    • Richard Pilling, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Richard Pilling in entry for Helen I. Kleinman, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Richard Pilling, "Canada Census, 1901"

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