Robert Wakefield

1852–1936 (Age 83)
Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Wakefield was born on 7 February 1852, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wakefield, was 24 and his mother, Maria Billings, was 27. 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

Spouse and Children

Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom



    John William Wakefield


    George William Wakefield



    Hugh Wakefield


Parents and Siblings



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 West Yorkshire, and probably also from a place of the same name in Northamptonshire. Both are named from an Old English wacu ‘vigil’, ‘festival’ (a derivative of wac(i)an ‘to watch or wake’) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, i.e. a patch of open land where a fair was held.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Wakefield in household of Maria Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Robert Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Robert Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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