Emily Oldroyd

Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emily

When Emily Oldroyd was born in 1848, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Oldroyd, was 28 and her mother, Mary Walker, was 30. She married James Morton on 19 March 1864, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

James Morton
Emily Oldroyd
Marriage: 19 March 1864
William Morton
Ellen Maria Morton
Joseph Edward Morton

Spouse and Children

19 March 1864
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    William Oldroyd


    Mary Walker




    Charles Oldroyd



    Alice Oldroyd


    Joseph Edward Oldroyd


    Maria Oldroyd


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 6

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 15

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England named Oldroyd, from Middle English ald, old ‘old’ + royd ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emily Morton in household of James Morton, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Emily Morton in household of James Morton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Emila Morton in household of James Morton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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