Leonard Howland

Brief Life History of Leonard

When Leonard Howland was born before 28 June 1829, in Skewsby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Howland, was 58 and his mother, Sarah Kilvington, was 41. He married Anne Swales on 28 October 1850, in Dalby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Swinton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1891, his occupation is listed as agricultural labourer in Swinton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1893, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Leonard Howland
Anne Swales
Marriage: 28 October 1850
Mary Howland
Sarah Howland
Evangaline Howland
Richard Howland
Anne Howland
Maria Ruth Howland
Elizabeth Orpha Howland
Leonard Howland
Lucy Ada Howland
Edith Howland

Sources (44)

  • Leonard Howland, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Leonard Howland, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Lenard Howland, "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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.

1854 · The Crimean War

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: 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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