Joseph Wrench


Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Wrench was born in 1823, in Utkinton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Cowley, was 32 and his mother, Mrs. Robert Cowley, was 29. He married Ann Symms on 16 February 1846, in Tarporley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utkinton, Cheshire, England in 1871 and Norley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1914, in Northwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 91.

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Joseph Wrench
Ann Symms
Marriage: 16 February 1846
Joseph Wrench
Elizabeth Wrench
Arthur Wrench

Sources (21)

  • Joseph Wrench, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Joseph Wrench, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Joseph Wrench, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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  • Marriage
    16 February 1846Tarporley, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)


    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.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 31

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English wrench ‘trick, wile, deceit’ (Old English wrenc), perhaps used for a deceitful person.

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

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