Helen Catt

about 1823–December 1876 (Age 53)
Ore, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Catt was born about 1823, in Ore, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jesse Catt, was 38 and her mother, Mary Furner, was 31. She had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Aaron Foord. She died in December 1876, in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 53.

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Aaron Foord
Helen Catt
Ellen Jane Foord
Sarah Elizabeth Foord
Mary Ann Foord
William Spencer Foord
Jesse Foord
Aaron Foord
Francis D Foord

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World Events (4)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 10

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.

Age 20

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English catte ‘cat’. The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents. They seem to have come from Egypt, where they were regarded as sacred animals.2 English: from a medieval female personal name, a short form of Catherine .3 Variant spelling of German and Dutch Katt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Foord, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Ellen Foord in household of Aaron Foord, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Helen Foord in household of Aaron Foord, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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