John Croft

Alford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Croft was born in 1826, in Alford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Croft, was 27 and his mother, Lucretia Death, was 25. He had at least 1 daughter with Sarah Covill. He lived in Great Steeping, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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John Croft
Sarah Covill
Lucretia Croft

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World Events (8)

Age 4
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 7
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 54
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by an arable enclosure, normally adjoining a house, Middle English croft. There are several places in England named with this word (Old English croft), and the surname may equally be a habitational name from any of them.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Kraft .

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

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Sources (9)

  • John Craft in household of John Craft, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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