Eleanor Ramsell

Brief Life History of Eleanor

Eleanor Ramsell was born on 13 March 1838, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Ramsell and Sarah Wilde. She married John Hincks on 24 December 1854, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 12 August 1868, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Hincks
Eleanor Ramsell
Marriage: 24 December 1854
Sara Ann Hincks
Ellen Hincks
William E Hincks
Mary Hannah Hincks
Richard George Hincks
John B Hincks

Sources (21)

  • Helen Ramsell in household of Richard Ramsell, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Eleanor Ramsell, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Eleanor Ramsell, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Christian Barfuss BIRTH 1 Jun 1800 Bern, Verwaltungskreis Bern-Mittelland, Bern, Switzerland DEATH 16 Apr 1847 (aged 46) Bern, Switzerland BURIAL Logan City Cemetery Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 27371672

Name Meaning


perhaps a habitational name from Ramshill Farm in Donhead Saint Mary (Wiltshire) or Ramshill Copse in Winterslow (also Wiltshire), recorded as Rameshull in 1362. The placenames may derive from Old English ramm ‘ram’ (genitive rammes), hramsa ‘wild garlic’, hræfn ‘raven’ (genitive hræfnes), or an Old English personal name Hræfn (genitive Hræfnes) + Old English hyll ‘hill’. However, the modern distribution of the surname suggests at least in some cases a different origin, probably from a lost or as yet unidentified place in the West Midlands.

perhaps occasionally also a habitational name from Ramsholt (Suffolk), recorded as Ramesholt in 1086 and Ramisholt in 1291. The placename probably derives from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + holt ‘wood, grove’, though the first element might alternatively be either ramm ‘ram’ (genitive rammes) or hræfn ‘raven’ (genitive hræfnes).

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

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