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Weslay Early Origins



The surname Weslay was first found in Yorkshire the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Wensley, Count Alan of Brittany, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Later, the family held estates at Bagthorpe in Nottinghamshire. "Here is Wansley Hall, anciently the seat of Sir Ranulph de Wandesley; near which, in 1830, an urn full of silver coins was found." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Weslay Spelling Variations


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Weslay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wensley, Wendsley, Wendesley, Wensly, Wenslee, Wenslow and many more.

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Weslay Early History


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Weslay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weslay research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1339 and 1509 are included under the topic Early Weslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weslay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weslay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samuel Wensley, who settled in New England in 1639; Richard Wensley, who came to New England in 1684; Thomas Wensley, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1731.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Weslay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weslay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 14 March 2016 at 13:48.

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