John Croft

Brief Life History of John

When John Croft was born in 1826, in Alford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Croft, was 28 and his mother, Lucretia Croft, 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

Sources (9)

  • John Craft in household of John Craft, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Croft in entry for Lucretia Croft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, for example in Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Herefordshire, and North Yorkshire, all named with Old English croft ‘small arable enclosure (normally adjoining a house)’, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a croft, from Middle English croft.

English: possibly in some cases a variant of Craft 2.

Americanized form of German, Danish, Swedish, or Jewish Kraft . Compare Kroft and Craft .

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

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