Elizabeth Dunkley

about 1761–April 1839 (Age 78)
Floore, Northamptonshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Dunkley was born about 1761, in Floore, Northamptonshire, England as the daughter of William Dunkley and Sarah Holloway. She married William Samuel Onley on 17 October 1780, in Flore, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in April 1839, in Flore, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78, and was buried in Flore, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Samuel Onley
Elizabeth Dunkley
Marriage: 17 October 1780
Anne Onley
Robert Onley
John Onley
Robert Onley
Richard Onley
Sarah Onley

Spouse and Children

17 October 1780
Flore, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom



    John Onley


    Robert Onley


    Richard Onley


    Sarah Onley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Dunkley


    Sarah Holloway




World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 9

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 14

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 26

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation, possibly a habitational name from Dinckley in Lancashire, recorded in 1246 as Dunkythele and Dinkedelay, and probably named with an old British name, composed of elements meaning ‘fort’ + ‘wood’, with the addition of Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. In the British Isles the surname is now most common in Northamptonshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Dunkley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Elizabeth Onley, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Elizth Onley, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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