William Wiggins

about 1826–
Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Wiggins was born about 1826, in Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wiggins, was 54 and his mother, Sarah Pettit, was 27. 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.

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

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World Events (8)

Age 4
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 7
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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 54
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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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Sources (19)

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

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