When Sophia Bardsley was born on 29 June 1848, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Bardsley, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Garside, was 32. She married Thomas Belliston on 9 April 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Nephi Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 8 March 1909, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.
habitational name from Bardsley in Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Beornrēd (composed of the elements beorn ‘young warrior’ + rǣd ‘counsel, advice’) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
perhaps also a variant of Barnsley, a habitational name from Barnsley in Gloucestershire, since the early records of the placename show variation between spellings in Barnes-, Barndes-, and Bardes-.
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