Philadelphia Pierce

1822–1869 (Age 47)
Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Philadelphia

When Philadelphia Pierce was born in 1822, in Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Stephen Pierce, was 29 and her mother, Charlotte Starley, was 25. She married Stephen Mills on 30 August 1841, in Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1869, in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 47, and was buried in Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Stephen Mills
Philadelphia Pierce
Marriage: 30 August 1841
John Mills
Catherine Mills
Edmund Mills
Philadelphia Mills
Elizabeth Mills
Louisa Mills
Lucy Mills
Sarah Mills
Mary Mills

Spouse and Children

30 August 1841
Bolney, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)


Age 1

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

Age 11

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 21

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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  • Philedelphia Pierce in household of Stephen Pierce, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Philadelphia Mills in household of Stephen Mills, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Philedelpha Mills in household of Stephen Mills, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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