William Edward Shore / Nightingale (1794 - 1874)

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Birthplace: Lea, Derbyshire, , England
Death: Died in Embley Park, , , England
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About William Edward Shore / Nightingale

William Edward Nightingale (1794-1874), was son of William Shore, a Sheffield banker. When Nightingale came of age on 21 February 1815 he inherited the Derbyshire estates at Lea Hurst and Woodend in Derbyshire from, and assumed the surname of Peter Nightingale, his mother's uncle.

1818, June 1st William married Frances Smith.

Father of Frances Parthenope (Parthe) and Florence (so named after the Italian city in which she was born).

1825 the family moved to Lea Hurst which Nightingale had just built.

In 1826 he also bought Embley Park (see 1856 sketch by his daughter, Parthe), in Hampshire, and in1828 he became High Sheriff of the county.

The family invariably spent the summer at Lea Hurst and the winter at Embley Park, occasionally visiting London.

William Nightingale stood for MP for Andover in 1834, but was defeated. -------------------- William Edward Nightingale (1794–1874) was a noted English Unitarian and the father of Florence Nightingale.

William Nightingale (known also as W.E.N.) was born William Edward Shore. His mother Mary née Evans was the niece of one Peter Nightingale, a lead mining entrepreneur, under the terms of whose will William Shore inherited his estate Lea Hurst in Derbyshire, but also assumed the name and arms of Nightingale in 1815.

In 1817, when he was 23 and she 29, he married Frances "Fanny" Smith (1789–1880), from Parndon in Essex, daughter of the abolitionist, Whig member of Parliament, William Smith. They had one son, Peter, who died aged 3 of tuberculosis.

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William Shore / Nightingale's Timeline

1794
February 15, 1794
Lea, Derbyshire, , England
1810
1810
Age 15
Naples, Cumberland, Maine, USA
1818
June 1, 1818
Age 24
Romsey, Hampshire, , England
1819
April 19, 1819
Age 25
Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy
1820
May 12, 1820
Age 26
Firenze, Italy
1874
January 5, 1874
Age 79
Embley Park, , , England