Hannah Wray

Femaleabout 1850–

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Wray was born about 1850, in Escrick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Wray, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Bolton, was 27. She married Thomas Bielby on 27 June 1871, in Riccall, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Malton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bielby
Hannah Wray
about 1850–
Marriage: 27 June 1871
Mark Bielby
Mary Jane Bielby
Emmie Annie Beilby
about 1875–
George Beilby
about 1875–
William Bielby
Francis Bielby
Elizabeth Annie Bielby
Norman Bielby

Sources (22)

  • Hannah Wray in household of Robert Wray, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Hannah Young in entry for Joseph Herbert Armitage and Elizabeth Annie Bielby, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Hannah Wray in household of Robert Wray, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1871Riccall, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 4

    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

    Age 13

    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.


    Age 34

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English (northern):

    from Middle English wra (Old Norse vrá) ‘nook, corner of land’, a topographic name for someone who lived at or by a nook, corner of land, or isolated place, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Wray in Tunstall (Lancashire), Wrea in Kirkham (Lancashire), and High and Low Wreah in Hensingham (Cumberland). The name was taken to Ulster by a Yorkshire family in the reign of Elizabeth I, and was used interchangeably in the counties of Derry and Donegal with Raw, Ray, Rea, and occasionally McRae .

    common post-medieval spelling of Ray , Rae , or Ree .

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

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