Betty Lees

29 January 1755–12 August 1825 (Age 70)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Betty

When Betty Lees was born on 29 January 1755, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Lees, was 32 and her mother, Dorothy Mills, was 29. She married James Mellor on 18 October 1770, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 12 August 1825, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

James Mellor
1747–1838
Betty Lees
1755–1825
Marriage: 18 October 1770
Betty Mellor
1772–1865
Hannah Mellor
1773–1807
Samuel Mellor
1775–
Sarah Mellor
1775–
Nancy Mellor
1776–
James Thomas Mellor
1778–1852
Martha Mellor
1779–1781
Susanna Mellor
1779–
Mary Mellor
1781–1843
John Mellor
1781–1845
Ann Mellor
1783–
Ann Mellor
1785–
Thomas Mellor
1791–
Sarah Mellor
1792–
Robert Mellor
1794–
Joseph Mellor
1795–
Jonathan Mellor
1798–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 October 1770
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(17)

+12 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 46

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 53

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 60

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields’, ‘arable land’, plural of lee ( see Lee ), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Old English lǣs).2 English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of lēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’.3 English: variant spelling of Leece 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Betty Mellor in household of Joseph Mellor, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Betty Mellor in household of Joseph Mellor, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizth Mellor in entry for James Mellor, "England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950"

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