Elizabeth Motley

10 June 1837–30 October 1917 (Age 80)
Preston, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Motley was born on 10 June 1837, in Preston, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Motley, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Hughes, was 32. She married Peter Gescal Greaves on 20 June 1858, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1850 and Ephraim Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 30 October 1917, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Gescal Greaves
1837–1911
Elizabeth Motley
1837–1917
Marriage: 20 June 1858
Peter Greaves Jr
1859–1923
William Thomas Greaves
1861–1867
Margaret Greaves
1864–1867
John Greaves
1867–1938
Lillian Elizabeth Greaves
1869–1931
Albert Motley Greaves
1872–1946
Sarah Laura Greaves
1875–1947
Roy Peter Greaves
1878–1882
Minnie Maud Greaves
1882–1971

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1858Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 17
    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.
    1863
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire):nickname from Middle English motley ‘motley, cloth or garments of a mixed color’, also ‘parti-colored, variegated’, presumably denoting someone who wore motley or made motley clothing.habitational name from Mutley in Plymouth (Devon). The placename probably derives from Old English (ge)mōt ‘meeting’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing, glade’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Mottley

    Sources (28)

    • Elizabeth Motley in entry for Albert Motley Greaves, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Beal in household of John Beal, "United States Census, 1850"
    • E Allen in entry for Walter G Smith and Laura Greaves Lund, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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