Whitley Abbott

1870–1944 (Age 74)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Whitley

When Whitley Abbott was born in 1870, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jeremiah Abbott, was 37 and his mother, Selina " Linah" Holdsworth, was 36. He married Harriet Zillah Murgatroyd on 2 July 1895, in Windhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Shipley cum Heaton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years. He died in 1944, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Whitley Abbott
Harriet Zillah Murgatroyd
Marriage: 2 July 1895
Ada Abbott
Sarah Ann Abbott
Ridley Abbott

Spouse & Children

2 July 1895
Windhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Ada Abbott


  • Female1903–1999Female

  • Ridley Abbott


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 10

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

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 34

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Whitley Abbott in household of Jeremiah Abbott, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Whitley Abbott in household of Jeremiah Abbott, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Whiteley Abbott, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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