Joseph Riley

Male1837–

Brief Life History of Joseph

Joseph Riley was born in 1837, in Goodshaw, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Platt in 1857, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Riley
1837–
Mary Platt
1835–
Marriage: 1857
Ann Riley
1860–
Mary Ellen Riley
1863–
Henrietta Riley
1866–
Paul Riley
1868–
Arthur Riley
1870–

Sources (4)

  • Joseph Riley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Joseph Riley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Joseph Riley in household of Paul Riley, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1857Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

    Age 5

    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.

    1843

    Age 6

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

    Age 41

    The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name chiefly from High Ryley in Accrington (Lancashire) and Riley in Kirkburton, which was in the manor of Wakefield (Yorkshire). In some cases the name may derive from Riley Farm in Eyam (Derbyshire), Royley in Royton (Lancashire), or Rylah in Scarcliffe (Derbyshire). The placenames all come from Old English rȳge ‘rye’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Irish: from Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach. This is the name of a chieftain family in Cavan, related to the O'Rourkes. In Anglicized form it has also been confused with Ó Raithile found in Munster, usually Anglicized as O'Rahilly or Rahilly . See O'Reilly .

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

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