William Wiggins

Brief Life History of William

When William Wiggins was born about 1826, in Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wiggins, was 56 and his mother, Sarah Pettit, was 28. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Charlotte Sophia Johnson. He lived in Grendon, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He was buried in Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England.

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Family Time Line

William Wiggins
about 1826–1897
Charlotte Sophia Johnson
about 1826–1902
George Wiggins
about 1849–
Martha Ann Wiggins
about 1849–1924
Mary Elizabeth Wiggins
Emma Rhonda Wiggins
John Thomas Wiggins
Herbert William Wiggins
John Thomas Wiggins

Sources (19)

  • William Wickens, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Wiggins in entry for Emma Rhonda Wiggins, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm Wiggins, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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World Events (5)


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 (of Norman origin): variant of Wiggin with the addition of genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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