Eli Watts Halliday

21 January 1836–1886 (Age 49)
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eli Watts

When Eli Watts Halliday was born on 21 January 1836, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Stephen Halliday, was 51 and his mother, Jane Watts, was 37. He married Rebecca Ruth Bigwood on 28 March 1858, in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bedminster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1881, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as slater and plasterer. He died in 1886, in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Eli Watts Halliday
Rebecca Ruth Bigwood
Marriage: 28 March 1858
Florence Rebecca Kirby Halliday
Rebecca Ruth Kirby Halliday
George Harry Kirby Halliday
Stephen William Eybert Halliday
Eli Fred KIrby Halliday
Arthur Christopher Halliday
Rose Amelia Halliday
John Henry Halliday
Esther Janet Halliday

Spouse and Children

28 March 1858
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 18

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 44

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Holladay . Halliday is also found in Ireland, where it is of English origin. Black notes that Scottish bearers of the name took it to France, where they became Viscounts of Pontaudemer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eli Halliday, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Eli Halliday, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Eli Halliday in household of Stephen Halliday, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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