Robert Wakefield

Male7 February 1852–1936

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Wakefield was born on 7 February 1852, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wakefield, was 25 and his mother, Maria Billings, was 11849. He married Rebecca Rich in 1879, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Upwell, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1936, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wakefield
Rebecca Rich
Marriage: 1879
Edith Wakefield
George William Wakefield
John William Wakefield
Henrietta Emma A. Wakefield
Hugh Wakefield

Sources (14)

  • Robert Wakefield in household of Maria Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Robert Wakefield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Robert Wakefield in entry for Hugh Wakefield, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1879Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 2

    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.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 28

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


    Age 32

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire and from Wakefield Lawn in Potterspury (Northamptonshire). Both are named from the Old English personal name Waca or Old English wacu ‘wake, festival’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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