George Howland

Brief Life History of George

When George Howland was born on 25 June 1824, in Skewsby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Howland, was 53 and his mother, Sarah Kilvington, was 36. He married Ann Sowray on 17 February 1849, in Crayke, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Dalby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. In 1871, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as farm labourer in Skewsby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 23 July 1871, in Dalby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 47, and was buried in Dalby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Howland
Ann Sowray
Marriage: 17 February 1849
Sarah Ann Howland
Jane Howland
Thomas Howland
Eliza Howland
Mary Howland

Sources (24)

  • George Howland, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • George Howland, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Howland, "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Holland .

Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .

History: Howland was the name of three Quaker brothers, original settlers in Marshfield, MA. They were from Huntingdonshire, England. The eldest, John Howland (c. 1593–1672) was a passenger on the Mayflower, servant to Gov. John Carver, who died in the first winter at Plymouth Colony.

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

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