William Pettinger Richardson

Male7 June 1832–30 January 1874

Brief Life History of William Pettinger

When William Pettinger Richardson was born on 7 June 1832, in Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Mathias Richardson, was 33 and his mother, Eleanor Matilda Pettinger, was 27. He married Theresa Rebecca Whiston on 9 July 1859, in Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and London, Middlesex, England for about 10 years. He died on 30 January 1874, at the age of 41.

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William Pettinger Richardson
Theresa Rebecca Whiston
Marriage: 9 July 1859
Theresa Ellen Richardson
Emily Jane Richardson
Clara Jabel Richardson
Willliam H. Richardson
Ellen T. Richardson
Charles Richardson

Sources (7)

  • William Richardson in household of Matts Richardson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Pettinger Richardson catholic marriage register image
  • William Pettinger Richardson, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1859Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 1

    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 11

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 22

    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: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

    Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

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

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