Martha Wiggins

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Wiggins was born about 1820, in Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Wiggins, was 50 and her mother, Sarah Pettit, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wiggins
1772–1847
Sarah Pettit
1799–1863
Martha Wiggins
about 1820–
William Wiggins
1826–1897

Sources (2)

  • Martha Wiggins, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Wiggins - Church record: birth-name: Martha Wiggins

World Events (8)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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