William Dobson


The Life of William

William Dobson was born in 1786. He married Elizabeth Hartley on 19 March 1807, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1789 and Halton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Dobson
Elizabeth Hartley
Marriage: 19 March 1807

Spouse and Children

19 March 1807
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

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.

Age 29

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

Age 37

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Dobbe . This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Dobson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Dobson, "England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887"
  • William Dobson in entry for Hannah Dobson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.