William Fitzhugh

Male1810–17 April 1887

Brief Life History of William

When William Fitzhugh was born in 1810, in Hackleton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Fitzhugh, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Westley, was 33. He married Lucy Bull on 15 July 1834, in Piddington, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 17 April 1887, in Piddington, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Piddington, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Fitzhugh
Lucy Bull
Marriage: 15 July 1834
Ann Fitzhugh
Henry Fitzhugh
George William Fitzhugh
Thomas Fitzhugh
Lucena Fitzhugh
Jane Fitzhugh
Elizabeth Fitzhugh
Charles Fitzhugh
John Fitzhugh
Alice Fitzhugh
George William Fitzhugh

Sources (23)

  • William Fitzhugh, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Fitzhugh, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Fitzhugh in entry for Charles Fitzhugh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    15 July 1834Piddington, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 5

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 13

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northamptonshire): from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Hugh (see Hugh ), ‘son of Hugh’.

    History: William Fitzhugh (1651–1701), from Bedford, England, emigrated to VA c. 1670 and established himself on the Potomac River in what was then Stafford County, VA, as a planter and exporter. He also practiced law, was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and served in 1687 as lieutenant colonel of the county militia.

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

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