Francis Heaton

about 1802–
Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Francis

Francis Heaton was born about 1802, in Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Aemelia Barker on 1 March 1829. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Francis Heaton
Aemelia Barker
Marriage: 1 March 1829
Mary Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton
Richard Heaton
Hannah Heaton
Frank Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton
Alfred Heaton

Spouse and Children

1 March 1829


    Mary Heaton


    Elizabeth Heaton


    Richard Heaton


    Hannah Heaton


    Frank Heaton


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 13

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 19

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, for example in Lancashire, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire, from Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century, and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances Heaton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Francis Heaton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Francis Heaton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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