Thomas Edwards

Male25 December 1829–

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Edwards was born on 25 December 1829, in Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William EDWARDS, was 23 and his mother, Mrs. William EDWARDS, was 21. He married Olive Lawrence on 10 October 1853, in Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died in England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Edwards
Olive Lawrence
Marriage: 10 October 1853
Enoch Edwards
William Edwards
Mary Ann Edwards
James Edwards
George Edwards
Emily Edwards

Sources (14)

  • Thomas Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Edwards in entry for Emily Edwards, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Thomas Edwards in entry for William Henry Bannister and Mary Ann Edwards, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1853Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 4

    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 51

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

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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