Elizabeth Wells

1834–1901 (Age 66)
Thornton, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wells was born on 16 July 1834, in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Wells, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Galloway, was 35. She married William Dobson on 16 December 1855, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Allerton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died about 1901, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Wells
William Dobson
Marriage: 16 December 1855
Brook Dobson
Annie Maria Dobson
Lavinia Dobson

Spouse & Children

16 December 1855
Thornton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)


Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 20

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 29

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Dobson in household of William Dobson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Elizabeth Dobson in household of William Dobson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Dobson in household of William Dobson, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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