Emily Harwood

Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Harwood was born on 28 August 1859, in Great Cressingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Abraham Harwood, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Ann Macrow, was 21. She married William Bennett on 3 November 1879, in Mundford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hilborough, Norfolk, England in 1861 and Swaffham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 6 April 1936, in Northwold, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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William Bennett
Emily Harwood
Marriage: 3 November 1879
Sarah E Bennett
Herbert Harwood Bennett
William Bennett
Ellen Mary Bennett
Alfred Bennett
Bertie Bennett

Sources (18)

  • Emily H Bennett in household of Willm Bennett, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Emily Harwood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Emily Harwood in entry for Herbert H Bennett, "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places called Harwood (Lancashire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Devon), Harewood (Herefordshire, Yorkshire), or Horwood (Devon). The placenames derive from Old English hār ‘gray’ or hara ‘hare’ + wudu ‘wood’. This name has also become established in Ireland.

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

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