Christopher Wilson

1446–1520 (Age 74)
Bradfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Wilson was born in 1446, in Bradfield, Yorkshire, England, his father, Sir John Robert Wilson II, Earl of Cuper, Burgess of Edinborough, was 21 and his mother, Susan, was 26. He married Elleyn Ley about 1475, in Bradfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died in 1520, in his hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bradfield, Yorkshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Wilson
Elleyn Ley
Marriage: about 1475
Ralph Wilson
Reginald Wilson
John Wilson
John Wilson
Richard Wilson

Spouse and Children

about 1475
Bradfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Ralph Wilson



    John Wilson


    Reginald Wilson


    Richard Wilson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Age 9

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Christopher Wilson - death: about 1500; England

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