Alfred Gledhill

Brief Life History of Alfred

When Alfred Gledhill was born in 1844, in Greetland, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Gledhill, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Lister, was 28. He lived in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Elland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861.

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John Gledhill
Elizabeth Lister
Ellen Gledhill
Sarah Ann Gledhill
William Gledhill
Alfred Gledhill
George Gledhill
Mary Hannah Gledhill

Sources (2)

  • Alfred Gledill in household of John Gledill, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Alfred Gledhill in household of John Gledhill, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

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 · Lendal Bridge Opened

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gledhill in Yorkshire, named in Old English with gleoda ‘kite’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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