Thomas Fox Gadsby


Brief Life History of Thomas Fox

Thomas Fox Gadsby was born in 1834, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Fox Gadsby. He married Annie Wiggin Dolman on 27 December 1858, in Alrewas, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Walsall St Matthew, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1886, in Walsall, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 52.

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Thomas Fox Gadsby
Annie Wiggin Dolman
Marriage: 27 December 1858
Rhoda Anne Elizabeth Gadsby
Emily Gadsby
Frederick Gadsby
Thomas Gadsby
John Sidney Gadsby
Elizabeth Gadsby
Louisa Martha Gadsby
Annie Catherine Gadsby

Sources (35)

  • F, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Fox Gadsby, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Gadsby in entry for Rhoda Ann Eliza Gadsby, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1858Alrewas, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (4)


    Age 9

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 20

    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.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 46

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands): habitational name from Gaddesby in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Gadesbi and so named from the Old Norse personal name Gaddr or from Old Norse gaddr ‘spur (of land)’ + ‘settlement’.

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

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